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Sample of Scotland coming to town with Robbie Burns night

FERGUS - Traditional Scottish food, Highland dancing and Celtic music will be the feature when the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games holds its  annual Robbie Burns Night.

The event is more than a toast to Scotland’s Bard. The evening is to celebrate the traditions of Scotland with a fusion of music, dancing and theatrics.

Kicking off the evening’s celebrations is fiddle sensation Liam McGlashon, a 12-year-old who is taking the Canadian Celtic music world by storm.

The Fergus Pipe Band and Grand Celtic Pipe Band will also entertain, along with the Scottish ballads of Burns that will be presented by Janice Howie and accompanied by Nick Gush. Scottish dance sets will be featured throughout the evening to traditional Highland tunes.

The Fergus Scottish Festival’s Robbie Burns Night celebration is widely known for its Address to the Haggis, and is considered one of the most theatrical presentations of Burns’ best-known works.

Further theatrical presentations of the prose of Burns have been prepared by Don Dewar, along with some Robbie Burns trivia for all to join the fun.

A full roast beef dinner will be served by the Alma Optimists.

The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games’ presentation of Robbie Burns Night will take place on Jan.  21 at the Fergus Legion, 500 Blair Street in Fergus. The doors will open at 5:30pm, followed by piping in the haggis at 6:30pm.

Those who like to save money (what Scot does not?)can order tickets for the full evening of dinner and entertainment before Jan. 6 and save money.

Early bird tickets are $40 per person or $380 for a table of 10. Tickets ordered after Jan. 6 are $45 per person.

Tickets may be purchased online at or through the Fergus Scottish Festival box office at 519-787-0099.

January 6, 2012


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