Plain and simple, a Burns Supper is a celebration of the birth of the official poet of Scotland, Robert Burns.

Burns was a poet and songwriter and while he hasn't been on the charts much since in death in 1796, many of his songs remain popular around the world. After all, Burns wrote "Auld Lang Syne."

The 2013 Burns Supper is this Saturday at 6:30 at The Brickhouse at 110 Pine.

Here's what you can expect:

Burns Supper is filled with tradition and fun is part of that tradition.

The star of the show (other than the works of Burns) is the Haggis. Burns loved haggis.

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Despite what you may have heard, haggis is NOT oatmeal boiled in a goats (or sheeps) stomach. In fact, haggis is very much like boudain. The big difference is that they don't grow rice in Scotland, so the filling is oats instead of rice. The spices are a bit different as well, but most people who were put off by what they heard about haggis become fans of the food once they've tried it.

Also on the menu is another traditional Scottish dish called "neeps and tatties." Once again, a very simple dish made with turnips (neeps) and tatties (potatoes) also a great dish.

Naturally, there might be a drop or two of Scotch as part of the celebration.

The evening will also include readings of some of the poems of Robert Burns as well as songs performed by a variety of local musicians and out special guest will be The Lone Star Pipe Band.

 

 

 

Tickets are $25 in advance or at the door. Children's tickets (under 12) are $13.00

The Burns Supper is a presentation of Krewe De Celt Mardi Gras Krewe.