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First Presbyterian Church

1 West Putnam Avenue

Greenwich, CT 06830

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Approximately 9 million Celtic culture fans every year celebrate the birthday of brilliant poet and songwriter, bad boy, and man of the people, Scottish national poet Robert Burns, at an event called a Burns Supper. On or near January 25 every year since 1801, Scots pay homage to their beloved bard, most famous for writing “Auld Lang Syne,” with dinner, music, poetry, and a wee dram.

The Greenwich Pipe Band will be playing at this event in Greenwich, CT, as will Stefanie Kies, who wows the audience with beautiful renditions of Burns’ songs.

Who Was Robert Burns?

Burns’ influence on American writers and songwriters is deeper than many realize. Bob Dylan has acknowledged that "A Red, Red Rose" was his single most important inspiration; John Steinbeck got the title for “Of Mice and Men” from Burns' "To a Mouse;" J. D. Salinger’s inspiration for the title “Catcher in the Rye” was Burns’ “Comin’ Through the Rye.”

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Tickets are $75 until January 25 ($80 cash at the door) for a buffet dinner including traditional Scottish fare like haggis, neeps (turnips), and tatties (mashed potatoes). A chicken dish will also be available for the haggis-shy and there will be green beans as well. Entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and a toast are also included in the price. A cash bar will be available.

Break out your tartan, polish your “Braveheart” brogue, and come join the fun to celebrate the Ploughman Poet!

Even if you have no Scottish connection, this is a fun way to shake off the midwinter blues.

See photos from the 2018 Burns Supper




FAQs

What's the refund policy?

Full refund if seven days in advance (January 19).

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. When you RSVP through Eventbrite your name is automatically added to the guest list.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. Just let the organizer know what name you'd like your ticket/s under.

Can I sing a Burns song, read a Burns poem, or make a toast or a speech?


Yes! Participation is very welcome. Please let the organizer know how you'd like to be involved.

Is this a religious event?

No. It is being held at a church for a number of reasons (including central location, price, and historic connection between Presbyterians and Scots). People of all (and no) faiths are welcome. Everyone is welcome. Invite friends!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Stasha Healy stashahealy [at] gmail [dot] com (The email address is written this way to prevent spambots; please write it in the usual way if you are contacting her.)

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First Presbyterian Church

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Greenwich, CT 06830

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