The American-Scottish Foundation® - Events

The 21st Burns Night Gala Celebration

The American-Scottish Foundation® invites members and friends to join for the 21st Annual Burns Night celebration, held in association with the University Club, New York, on Friday, January 15, 2016.

Join us as we honor and celebrate Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns, in words and music. Reserve your tickets for a wonderful evening in true Scottish style and tradition!

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

The evening will begin with a Reception and Whisky Tasting. Guests will then be piped into dinner where a traditional Burns Night Supper will follow.

The Master of Ceremonies 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 magnificent Haggis, it then is placed in position ready to be "addressed".

Kenneth C. Donnelly, President of the Robert Burns Society of New York and 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 our orator will take his dirk and pierce the Haggis, concluding with "Gie her a Haggis!".

Hannah Read and Friends will bring their wonderful fusion of Celtic American roots music to the evening, and we look forward to a featured performance by The Highland Divas.

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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Individual tickets

Alternatively, download an invitation package to mail into us.

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 Raffle and Silent Auction on the night! Download a submission form here...

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