January 5, 2015
Bag&Baggage Celebrates The Life and Work of Robert Burns, The National Poet Of Scotland, In First Ever Burns Night Supper – January 25, 2015
HILLSBORO, OR – Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre, is celebrating the life and poetry of the other great British Bard, Robert Burns, with a traditional Burns Night Supper. The event takes place on January 25th, 2015 (the birthday of Burns, the national poet of Scotland) at Merriwether Golf Course in Hillsboro. Burns Night is a traditional Scottish holiday celebrating the life, times, and poetry of Robert (Rabbie) Burns. The Bag&Baggage event will follow Scottish tradition and will feature a live bagpiper, whiskey, and a traditional Scottish meal including cock-a-leekie soup, neeps and tatties, bangers and mash, sticky toffee pudding and, of course, haggis.
Scott Palmer, Artistic Director of Bag&Baggage, lived in Scotland for more than 6 years and will act as the event’s Master of Ceremonies. “I love Burns Night,” Palmer said. “I’ve attending many similar events while I lived in Glasgow and am thrilled to be honoring one of the world’s greatest poets with this incredibly fun event.”
Guests will be “piped in” to the event by Geoff Frasier, a local professional bag piper, and will also be entertained by performances by B&B resident actors of Burns poetry and contemporary Scottish poetry. In addition, singers from the Oregon Chorale will perform a range of Scottish songs, including The Rose of Scotland and Auld Lang Syne.
“Our guests will have the chance to enjoy some truly wonderful old Scottish traditions,” said Palmer, who will be reading Burns’ great poem Address To The Haggis and the Selkirk Grace. “Burns Night is more than just a celebration of Burns, it is a celebration of all things Scottish.”
Tickets for the event at $80 and include entertainment, a traditional Burns Night Supper, and a dram of tasting whiskey. A cash bar featuring a range of scotches, wines and beers is also available. The event begins at 5:00pm on January 25th, 2015 and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purc
hased online at www.bagnbaggage.org or by calling the box office at 503 345 9590.
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Burns Night Supper
January 25, 2015 at 5:00pm
Merriwether Golf Course
5200 SW Rood Bridge Road, Hillsboro
Tickets: $80 per person
Box Office: 503 345 9590 or online at www.bagnbaggage.org