Chiswick's Scottish Dancers To Celebrate Burns Night

Haggis, poetry and dancing all part of the fun

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Chiswick’s Scottish Country Dance Club members will join the thousands of people around the world celebrating Burns Night on Friday (Jan 25) this week. Haggis, poetry and dancing will form the main part of this traditional January celebration of Scotland national poet.

Chiswick Club member Michael Nolan addresses the Haggis watched over by Pipe Major John Haynes.

Born in Ayrshire on January 25, 1759, the son of a poor farmer, Robert Burns lived a short life but left a lasting impression on the world through his insights, songs and poetry, and his defence of the rights of man. Best known for his tale of Tam O’Shanter, the love song a Red Rose and for the words of Auld Lang Syne, his life will be celebrated in style by Chiswick Club members.

Chairman Nick Haimendorf says; “What better way to celebrate the bard than gathering with friends for a haggis meal and some Scottish Country Dancing – I am sure that he would have approved.”

The eleven year old club is looking forward to a full year of activities which, in addition to its Sunday evening classes, includes a monthly dance party, a Grand Ball in March, outdoor dancing at Chiswick Park in July, and attending several community events.

Chiswick Scottish Country Dance Club meets at St Michael and All Angels Church Hall near Turnham Green tube, with a free taster session for newcomers. For more information or

January 19, 2013

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