The Party






Itinerary


Friday
January 25, 2013
3:00P till 6:00P
Check in and get ye self comfortable 
4:30P
Gather, Mingle, Catch up on Gossip, pore through Burns poems and persue the Whiskey Selections
5:30P
Welcome Grace:  traditional Selkirk Grace
 
Parade of the Haggis:
The evening's highest bit of pomp. The chef, carrying in the haggis, follows the piper - in a more or less dignified procession through the mansion The chef lays the haggis, before the Host at the high table. 
 
Address to a Haggis:
A  reciter will read this poem over the haggis.  during which, the haggis is sliced open with the finely honed edge of a ceremonial dirk. 
The sumptious meal, prepared by Chef Kelly MacDonald is then served with all it's composite courses and copious helpings of Beau Vigne Wine.  
7 ish
Interval:
After the meal there is a brief interval while the table is cleared and the celebrants retire to the Tavern for the rest of the evening's festivities. The Host will keep the guests focused and facilitate the flow of the songs, toasts and poetry that are to follow. This is the point in the evening when Scotch Whiskey is brought forth.  Time to fill your glasses!
 
Song:
A good warm-up for the Immortal Memory, a musically inclined guest, or two, or more, may sing a Burns song. 
 
Immortal Memory:
Dave Kirk will deliver the Immortal Memory address.  This is a rather serious and careful consideration of the life and art of Robert Burns. The speech always ends with standing guests, raised glasses and an offered toast to the immortal memory of the Bard of Ayr.
 
Songs, Music & Readings:
Now, in loose order, follow the other poems, toasts, songs and addresses of the evening. Celebrants who have arrived with selections to read take their turn entertaining the others. (We will have some readings selected for guests who have arrived unprepared or who may need a little encouragement.) The readings at The Cedar Gables Inn Burns Supper are not confined to the writings of Burns exclusively. Anything that honors the immortal memory and spirit of the Bard is welcome. These include stories and anecdotes pertaining to Burns and his time, poems and songs by other Scottish poets, and original works composed by the celebrants for the occasion.
9:00P
Toast To The Lassies:  
A traditional Burns Night ritual, this toast is a light-hearted lampoon of the lassies' (few) shortcomings. Illustrations from Burns, or from first hand knowledge of the subject.
 
Reply from the Lassies:
Always delivered with grace, charm and wit, this savaging of the lads' crude dispositions and social inferiority is always accepted with good humor by the menfolk present. 
 
Tam o' Shanter:
No Burns Night is complete without a recitation of the great narrative poem followed by Songs and Poems from his works.
10:45P
Auld Lang Syne:
Closing Remarks from the Host is followed by the traditional end to the Burns Night; singing Auld Lang Syne-indeed, an appropriate end to any evening spent among the company of friends is the singing of this sentimental Scottish song. 
After
Find your room and slumber the sweet slumber
 
 
Saturday
 
7:00A
Coffee is ready
9:00A
Susie's Three Course Gourmet Breakfast is Served
After
Wander Downtown or off to the Wineries
5:30P till 7:00P
Happy Hoor in the Old Scottish Tavern
After
Dinner on your own- 9 Fabulous Restaurants all within walking distance of the Cedar Gables Inn
After
Slumber in our luxurious 800 count sheets
 
 
Sunday
 
     7:00A
Coffee is ready
     9:00A
Susie's Three Course Gourmet Breakfast is Served
Departure
 
    11:00A
And there's a hand, my trusty fiere! And gie's a hond o' thine!  We will be departin but ne'r forgotton for auld lang syne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Food
 
Parade of the Hagis
 
1st Course: 
TBD
 
2nd Course:
TBD
 
3rd Course:
TBD
 
Dessert:
TBD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Attire
 
Thereís nothing quite like wearing a kilt for a real taste of Scotland.
The kilt is a knee-length garment with pleats at the rear, originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century. Since the 19th century it has become associated with the wider culture of Scotland in general. 
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Kilts are often worn instead of a black tie and suit at formal occasions. The kilt is a really flexible outfit and can be formal or informal and traditional or modern. The pattern of the kilt and the choice of jacket, shoes and socks can make a real fashion statement.
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Some typical events when you might see people wearing a kilt are St Andrew's Day, Robert Burnsí Weekend at the Cedar Gables Inn and Hogmanay (New Yearís Eve). Occasions when people wear kilts can range from weddings to ceilidhs and football and rugby matches.
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The pattern of a tartan is often linked with a Scottish surname but tartans have been designed for cities and businesses too. Some surnames have more than one pattern linked with them in different colors.  If you donít have a connection with a Scottish name then donít worry, there are no rules stopping you wearing whichever tartan you like.
 
Tips for Men wearing a kilt for the first time
 
1. Try to practice sitting, standing up and even getting in and out of a car
2. When you sit down make sure the front of your kilt falls between your legs to avoid embarrassment
3. When you stand up sweep your hand over the back of your kilt to make sure the pleats are flat 
4. It is a good idea to make sure your sporran is weighted down
5. Most importantly have fun and enjoy all the attention you will get!