On Robert Burns’ Birthday (25 January) the ‘Bard at the Boat Club’ event took place to celebrate the legacy of Scotland’s Bard.
Around 60 participants set down to a traditional Burn’s Supper buffet followed by entertainment. This was a Burn’s Supper with a modern twist. Hugh and Clair Kerr started the celebration of Burns with an superb rendition of Tam O’shanter (including horse!). Music and song was provided by Al Black, Gordon McKenzie and a duet consisting of Rose Sloan and Tom Kater. The spoken word was provided by Lesley McLaren who read a Liz Lochhead poem and Stephen Watt, a modern day beat poet from Dumbarton. Stephen recited 3 of his own poems. The assembly ended a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne.
A raffle was held and those attending were exceptionally generous in donating prizes and purchasing tickets.
After the Bard at the Boat Club those present settled down to watch SUNSHINE ON LEITH and many sang along to The Proclaimers songs that run through this film.
Thank you to all who attended this event. Congratulations and gratitude to those who organising this event and provided help .
Profits from this event will be used to support the RWSABC Development Fund.