The ultimate Burns supper book a practical (but irreverent) guide to Scotland's greatest celebration containing all the information you need to enjoy a Supper, whether as host, speaker or guest.
This is a guide to a widespread and popular social event that has been practiced for 200 years. It is also an informal, light-hearted introduction to an event that non-Scots might otherwise find confusing or intimidating.
It includes complete run through of what to expect on the night, with a list of courses and speeches; what to wear; how to prepare and present speeches; common Burns Supper questions (and their answers!); Burns' greatest poems, including a full English verse translation of the Address to a Haggis and answers to your worries about eating haggis and drinking whisky.
A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), the author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, known as Burns Night
About the Author: Clark McGinn, born in Ayr, Scotland is one of the foremost Burns Supper speakers in the world. He has led the revelry at Suppers across Britain, Europe and the States, usually with a dram of whisky in hand. His speeches have been shown on TV in Britain, America, Canada and Australia.