Burns Night in Hertfordshire

January 22nd 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge

On his birthday January 25th people around the world celebrate the life and work of the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759 – 1796).  Traditional festivities include eating a traditional Scottish meal, usually haggis and drinking Scottish whisky and for those that are so inclined reciting works by, about and in the spirit of the Bard.

Many up and down the land have turned the evening into a charity celebration and the Hitchin and Harpenden Conservative Association have held some successful Burns Night Charity Suppers in the past. Their 2018 event is likely to continue the tradition! The evening gets underway with a glass of Prosecco, followed by a delicious traditional Scottish 3-course supper, followed by some Scottish country dancing with the help of a caller. 

Rennie Grove also hold a Burns night charity event inviting you to an evening of traditional Scottish entertainment, hosted at the beautiful Hastoe Village Hall on Saturday 27 January 2018 from 7pm to 10pm. There you are welcomed by the sounds of live bagpipes and a whisky cocktail, followed by a traditional Scottish three course meal. Afterward you can dance the night away with some ceilidh dancing led by London ceilidh band, The Spring Heeled Jacks. Tickets also cost £50 per person. 

Other Burns events are also available at a number of pubs and restaurants in and around St Albans and Harpenden to join in the celebrations. Of course a quiet night in with a haggis vegetarian or non-vegetarian in your St Albans or Harpenden home is also an option. Enjoy.