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The 25th Burns Night Gala Celebration


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The American-Scottish Foundation® invites members and friends to join for the 25th Annual Burns Night celebration, held in association with the University Club, New York, on Friday, January 17, 2020.


The Burns Supper celebrates, in words and music, the immortal memory of Robert Burns and Scotland’s heritage. The first recorded Burns celebration was held in 1801, when a group of his good friends gathered – and so was born the legendary “Burns Supper.”

Join us as we honor and celebrate Scotland’s national bard in words and music. Reserve your tickets for a wonderful evening in true Scottish style and tradition! The evening will begin with a Reception and Whisky Tasting by our wonderful Whisky Sponsor Glendronach Single Malt Scotch Distillery. 



Guests will then be piped into dinner where a traditional Burns Night Supper will follow. Our Master of Ceremonies is Kenneth Donnelly, President, Burns Society of new York and Chairman, American Scottish Foundation will introduce us to the world of Scotland’s most famous son. 

One of the evening’s features is “Piping in The Haggis.” With full fanfare, the piper announces the arrival of the Haggis, leading a procession comprising the chef, the orator and the whisky bearers to present the Haggis. After circling the room in order that all assembled guests may see the magni icent Haggis, it then is placed in position ready to be “addressed.” 

Our orator is Robbi Munro, who will present a resounding and animated recital of Burns’ “Address To A Haggis.”

  At the appropriate time, during the line “An cut you up wi ready slight,” with a lourish Ken will take his dirk and pierce the Haggis, concluding with “Gie her a Haggis!” Expect an evening full of music and featured entertainment. You’ll enjoy the Silent Auction with many exciting contributions, and there will be Reels and Dancing! 

Robert Burns is regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is acknowledged by recent public vote to be “The Most Important Scot” by the people of Scotland. Burns was born on January 25, 1759 and died on July 21, 1796 at the age of 37. 


The Presentation and Address to the Haggis, and Burns Night guests

Make your reservations here, using our secure online booking facility. Note that ASF Special Member Pricing only relates to full membership of the Foundation.

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Alternatively, download your invitation and reply to us by mail.


A Winter Raffle will be drawn with many exciting prizes! Download our invitation package to purchase tickets, or buy on the night!


We welcome donations of goods or services for our Silent Auction on the night! Please download a submission form here!

Review pictures of the past years' events: Burns Night 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012!



Kenneth Donnelly,
President of the Burns Society of New York and ASF Chairman,
will introduce us to the world of Scotland's most famous son, Robert Burns.

With full fanfare, the piper will herald the Haggis, leading a procession comprising the chef, the orator and the whisky bearers to present the Haggis. After circling the room in order that all assembled guests may see the magnificent Haggis, it then is placed in position ready to be "addressed".

Robbie Munro,
Our orator, will present a resounding and animated recital of Burns' "Address To A Haggis". At the appropriate time, during the line "An cut you up wi ready slight", with a flourish taking his dirk and piercing the Haggis, concluding with "Gie her a Haggis!".