25/01/2019 6:30pm - 12:00am
BURNS NIGHT – A Ceilidh Night of Fun, Food, Music, Song and Dance
A Traditional Burns Supper
Special night of Celebration remembering Robbie Burns.
The Great Scottish ploughman poet Robert Burns’ birthday will be celebrated in a night of music, song
dance and the “Address to the Haggis”.
The Mechanics’ Institute, as a funds raiser, brings together Ballarat’s talent to present a Burns Supper
on January 25th, 2019, from 6.30pm, exactly 260 years to the day of his birth in Ayrshire, Scotland. The Great Hall, now the Minerva Space, recorded a similar event in 1886.
Now this magnificently refurbished dance floor will support folk dancing, the squeal of the pipes, and other Scottish traditions. Burns’ famous Auld Lang Syne continues to be sung worldwide.
Ballarat Toastmaster, Andy Dunwoodie said the night promised to be a fun-filled look back. “Scottish migrants during the goldrush days played a huge roll in the early growth of Ballarat” said Mr Dunwoodie who is the MC for the evening.
“His statue in Sturt Street, seems to look down at one when passing, this being the very first of the many marble statues that grace our grand City. Our evening focus is on traditional Scottish entertainment with information about Ballarat”, he said.
A fully catered Supper will be served during the night and people are encouraged to bring their soft
shoes to join in the Ceilidh dancing. The bar will be open.
Tickets to the event are $55 public and children under 16, $25, with $50 for BMI & Art Gallery members and are available at the BMI Library phone 5331 3042.