Robbie Burns Night 2024
JANUARY 19, 2024 – ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT
Robbie Burns Night
Burns Night is always a popular event at The Rocky. We’ll start off with a
set from the Calgary Burns Club Singers. They’ll sing a mix of songs by
Robert Burns, other traditional songs of Scotland, and a few others as well.
The highlight of the group’s performances was participation in the Edinburgh
Military Tattoo in 2009, on the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns birth.
After a break Bill Hawes will pipe in the haggis, and Jim Hutchens will perform the Address to the Haggis. Following the Address will be a few more
pipe tunes and a break for haggis!
Our headliner, Gordon McCulloch, will take the stage for the rest of the
evening. Gordon performed for many years with the Calgary-based group
Seanachie. They released several CD’s, including Telling Tales, A Quarrel
with Whiskey and A Parting Cup. Gordon wrote several of the songs performed
by the group. He writes, sings and plays with passion, yet also “It’s his
habit to sell his songwriting and singing abilities short, laughing all the
while.” (James Muretich, Calgary Herald)