Robert Burns Dinner and Dance
2018 date will be announced here when available.
In Dallas, the Daughters
of Caledonia (many of whom are members
of The Scottish Society of Dallas) sponsor a formal dinner and
Robert Burns, the "Scottish Bard."
Usually held on the Saturday nearest January 25th (Burns' birthday),
the evening typically features a lively recitation of Burns'
"Address to the Haggis"; live pipe
band music provided by the
North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums;
and demonstrations of Highland dancing by the
Dallas Highland Dancers,
under the direction of Fiona Robertson Alpaugh. The evening concludes with
dancing (a variety of music is provided for all ages) including
an opportunity for guests to try their hand at traditional,
Scottish Country Dances! (Don't worry... Miss Fiona provides "on-the-spot"
instructions in the form of a walk-through before each different dance.)
The event is usually held at the
Hyatt Regency, North Dallas
(Campbell Road, just east of Central
Expressway/US-75) in Richardson, Texas. So make plans to join the Daughters
in January, 2018, to celebrate the life and poetry of Robert
Burns. (Full details about the 2018 event will be posted at this
same location in early December of this year.)
Be aware that many of the recent Burns dinners have been sell-outs, so
don't wait until the last minute to get your tickets.