Burns Night Celebrates Centenary In Coos Bay

Coastal Celtic Society organizers were surprised to discover that its 12th annual Burns Night Celebration marks the 100th year since Burns Night was first celebrated in the Coos Bay Area.

This year’s celebration has added some new features. The Society’s newly built curragh, a traditional Celtic boat, will be on display. Scottish country dancing has been added during the social hour from 5 to 6pm. They are pleased to present their 2013 scholarship winner, 13-year-old Aiden Stephan of Port Orford, performing Scottish fiddle tunes. The program also features all the traditional elements of a Burns Night program, plus entertainment by bagpipers, harpists, guitarists and singers.

Date: Saturday, February 1st
Time: Social Hour Begins at 5pm, Program at 6pm
Location: Mill Casino Hotel, North Bend
Tickets: $35 per person: Available On-Line at: www.themillcasino.com/entertainment/concerts.cfm
Or may be ordered by calling the Mill Casino, ticket sales, 800-953-4800. In Florence: 541-997-9142
In Coos Bay area: 541-266-8989

Proceeds of the event support the Coastal Celtic Society’s Scholarship Fund, a charity promoting Celtic Culture through music, dance, education and the arts. Burns Night is celebrated annually by Scots around the world in memory of Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scotland’s national poet and songwriter, perhaps best known world-wide for the song Auld Lang Syne. The celebration is rich with traditional ceremony including:

The piping in of the Haggis, accompanied by kilted swordsmen honor guard

Burns’ Ode to the Haggis

Burns’ Selkirk Grace

Address to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns

Toast to the Lasses & Reply to the Laddies

Singing of Auld Lang Syne at Evening’s End (audience participation)

Scottish Attire suggested but not required.

For more information, call Robert More at 541-266-8989

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements, State News.