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Robert Burns Supper
2. To the Haggis!

If you have a Burns Supper, it's absolutely critical that you serve haggis, a tradional Scottish dish made from lamb heart and lungs among other things. And it's traditionally cooked in a sheep's stomach. If you cook your own haggis, make sure the sheep's windpipe hangs over the edge of the pot. I thought our haggis was very tasty, but then, I was drinking more Scotch than usual.

After a few welcoming words, the meal commences with the Selkirk Grace, written by Burns. Then everyone stands to "receive the haggis." A piper leads the chef with the haggis to the table as the guests accompany the piper with a slow handclap. The chairperson (or appointed guest) then recites Burn's famous poem To A Haggis, and everyone stands to toast the haggis with Scotch whiskey. If that doesn't make you a Burns fan, nothing will. Especially when the performance of To A Haggis is as inspired as the one my friend Ross gave this particular evening.

Now that I'm sober ... oops, I mean now that I'm home again, I'm craving some more of that "haggis warm reeking, rich wi' Champit Tatties, Bashed Neeps."

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Our Host
1. Our Host

To the Haggis
2. To the Haggis
A Toast
3. A Toast
4. A Gift
5. Burns Tunes
6. Scottish Songs
7. Lasses Response
8. Poet Laureate
9. Burns Poems
10. We're not fou
11. Dancing
12. Making Friends
13. Piper
14. More Songs
15. Thanks