This evening I am posting experiences from a local community Burns Night Ceilidh and Dinner which was arranged to support the Govanhill Baths Community Trust.
Piper welcoming guests.
Here are the first and last verses of Address to a Haggis by Rabbie Burns:
Fair fa your honest, sonsie face,
Great Chieftain o the puddin’-race
Aboon them a’ye tak your place
Painch, tripe, or thairm
Weel are ye wordy of a grace
As lang’s my arm
Ye Pow’rs wha mak mankind you care,
And dish them out their bill o fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies
But, if ye wish her grateful prayer,
Gie her a haggis!
Poems and songs
This event was extremely patronised. The event was organised to raise funds for the preservation and conservation for public benefit of the Govanhill Baths and for the redevelopment and reopening of the Edwardian swimming pool and wash house in Govanhill, Glasgow.