The Burn's Supper have been part of Scottish culture for about 200 years in celebration of life and works of Robert Burns. The ritual was begun by close fiends of Burns a few years after his death as a tribute to his memory. The dinner is held around Robert Burns Birthday which is January 25, 1759.
Parade of the Haggis
The evening's highest bit of pomp. The chef, carrying in the haggis, follows the piper - playing Brose & Butter, or some other appropriate tune - in a more or less dignified procession through the hall (or house, or one bedroom flat). The chef lays the haggis, on it's groaning trencher, before the chairman at the high table.
The above paragraph found on the Roberts Burns Country Article on Robert Burns Dinner describes the Parade of the Haggis. We have listed some other music choices that are also suitable to play during the parade.
Here are some Robert Burns Poems/Songs that have been transcribed to the Great Highland Bagpipes.
- A Man's a Man for a' That
- Bonnie Dundee
- Corn Rigs are Bonnie
- I Ha'e a Wife o" My Ain
- Maggie Fancy
- My Love She's But a Lassie Yet
- The Lea Rig
- O Kenmure's On And Awa, Willie
- Ae Fond Kiss (Slow Air)
- Scots Wha Hae (Slow Air)
- Auld Lang Syne:
Canadaina Bagpipe Links has Sheet Music available for Auld Lang Syne.