Burns Night dinner at Estoi Palace

Burns Night dinner at Estoi Palace

Poet || The Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) will be repeating last year’s successful Burns Night celebration on Sunday, January 25 at the Coaching House, Estoi Palace. This year the Club has obtained the services of a live Ceilidh Band and piper, specially flown in from Scotland for the occasion.
The cost, including dinner and wine, will be €40 per person and will feature Scottish Country Dancing to music provided by Scots musicians Tunna, who normally play their gigs in places such as Perth in the East of Scotland. Proceeds of the evening will go towards the Algarve Oncology Association mobile breast screening unit project and other Rotary charities.
For those who have never attended a Burns supper, it is a fun evening in celebration of the life of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, prolific author of poems and songs, many of which have become part of the tradition of Scottish music and verse and which are renowned all over the world.
These suppers are normally held on the poet’s birthday, January 25, and take place wherever there are Burns Clubs, Scottish Societies, expatriate Scots, or aficionados of Burns’ poetry to be found, which is across most of the globe.
The first suppers were held in Ayrshire at the end of the 18th century by Robert Burns’ friends and they have been a regular occurrence ever since. The first Burns club, known as The Mother Club, was founded in Greenock, Scotland in 1801 by merchants born in Ayrshire, some of whom had known Burns.
Burns suppers generally follow a set programme which includes piping in the Haggis (a traditional Scottish dish celebrated by Burns in Address to a Haggis and subject to much speculation as to its origins), Scotch whisky and the recitation of Burns’ poetry.
If you would like to reserve a table or get more information, please contact Robin Wilson at [email protected]