Traditional Burns Supper continues at Hotel Colorado
For anyone hankering for haggis or wishing for whisky, join the party Saturday night at the Hotel Colorado.The historic hotel will salute Scotland at the third annual celebratory Burns Supper, a tribute to the life, works and spirit of Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-96) at 6:15 p.m. in the Hotel Colorado’s Devereux Grand Ballroom.The “Bill o’ Fare” for the evening starts with music by Thunder Mountain Pipe Band and a welcome by master of ceremonies Ron Young. Selkirk Grace will take place at 7:15 p.m., followed by the Piping the Haggis and dinner at 7:30 p.m. The evening includes traditional Celtic music performed by Young’s band, Fifth Reel, the ceremonious “Address to a Haggis” Burns wrote more than 200 years ago, traditional pipers and highland dancers, and the “Immortal Memorial Toast.”Tickets are $23.95/person (plus tax and gratuity) and reservations are available by calling 945-6511 ext. 115. The hotel is offering a special Robert Burns room rate of $69 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.Burns devoted the last years of his life to penning poetic prose such as “The Lea Rig,” “Tam O’Shanter,” “A Red, Red Rose” and the most popular “Auld Lang Syne.” Burns died at age 37 in July of 1796. He died the same day his wife, Jean, gave birth to his last son, Maxwell. On the day of his burial more than 10,000 people payed their respects. The Burns suppers have remained a part of Scottish culture for about 200 years to commemorate their best-loved bard on his birthday. Scots worldwide celebrate Burns with a supper, where they address the haggis, the lady folk, and whisky. The basic format has remained unchanged.For more information call 945-6511 ext. 115, visit http://www.hotelcolorado.com, or contact Lu Stasko at 303-477-9902.
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