Sunday evening 25 February saw the return of the annual GRS Burns Supper—a month after the original (snowed out) date! As always, a well-run event, the band great, the dancing energetic, and the food delicious.
Eileen Carroll served as hostess and master of ceremonies.
We were treated to a short Highland dance performance by Linda Wolfson’s niece Kira Ewing, Scotland Highland Dance Champion.
Michael Carroll recited the Selkirk Grace, followed by Nick Naddell, who toasted the haggis and set the scene for the wonderful meal that followed.
The Immortal Memory was delivered by Henry Wuga, a very sympathetic and insightful account of the Bard’s life.
Simon Taylor toasted the lassies and was very complimentary to the fairer sex. The response from Rhea Wolfson (read by her mother Linda) was delivered in rhyme and commemorated the centenary of the vote for women, noting how much more work towards equality is still to be done.
Following tea and coffee, Julian Feuchtwang recited Grace after Meals.
We then heard Michael Carroll’s wonderful recitation of Tam O’Shanter, followed by more dancing and Auld Lang Syne to close.
Many thanks to all of those who offered great recitations, and to the event team: Linda Wolfson, Julian Feuchtwang, and Wendy Taylor in particular. Special thanks to Karen Kaye for handling security and helping with final preparations before the event! All in all, a huge success, and may we have many more such evenings!