*This is a black tie event*

Leander Members are invited to celebrate the life of Robert Burns with an evening of eating, drinking, dancing and making merry – just as he would have wanted!

Burns Night will be celebrated at Leander Club on Friday 26th January, with a piper, the traditional toasts, ceilidh dancing and haggis, neeps and tatties and plenty of whisky.

A very special line up of musicians and poets will bring a wee dram of authentic Scotland to Leander Club. We are grateful to Leander Member, Barney Battles, for suggesting the reinstatement of our Burns Supper after a lapse of some years and for introducing the performers.

The event is being organised by James Fairbairn, former president of the Burns Club of London, who also produces the Caledonian Club’s Supper. James is our MC for The Night’s Ongauns, the Selkirk Grace, Address to a Haggis, the Immortal Memory. James is also our ceilidh caller.

George Staines, actor, singer and musician who has performed in Ken Loach’s Hidden Agenda and live on BBC R3 alongside Fiona Shaw, will sing Burns songs during the Immortal Memory and lead us in the Star of Robbie Burns and Auld Lang Syne.

Fergus Fairbairn is our talented piper, tutored by Steve Duffy, former Pipe Major of the Scots Guards. He will pipe in the guests and the haggis procession.  

Irvine McLevy, fiddler, will play two sets during the entertainment and also lead the music for dancing with another musician. Irvine, like Burns, from Ayrshire, started playing at the age of eight with the Kilmarnock Strathspey and Reel Society.

The full programme details and menu will follow.

Tickets at £75 include a welcome drink, three-course dinner and all the entertainment. 

Groups of eight to ten revellers are welcome to book together; smaller parties will be placed with others to create a convivial atmosphere!

Please don your finest kilt or black tie!

The evening starts at 6.30pm for a 7pm sit down.

Please email bookings@leander.co.uk to book your place.

Please alert us to any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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