Continuing a worldwide tradition than spans more than 250 years, the birth day and life of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) will be celebrated in Bali on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Bali Dynasty Resort in South Kuta.
As similar gatherings are convened on that date in Scotland and in every corner of the globe – the Bali “Burns Night” will be a gala celebration of the life, poems and music of the fabled Scottish bard Robert Burns who was born in Scotland on January 25, 1759.
While all are welcome – be they Scottish or merely “Brave Hearted” – seating is limited and early booking is recommended. Australian holidaymakers are more than welcome to join the festivites.
The evening will begin with pre-dinner drinks following by the traditional fare of:
- Cock a Leekie Soup
- Neeps and Tatties
- Rare Scottish Rib of Beef with trimmings and seasonal vegetables
- Hot Sticky Toffee Pudding
Free-flow beer and wine will accompany the dinner.
And, of course, guests are most welcome to dress as “Scottish as they like.”
Max Kay - a Famous Scottish Entertainer and also a Western Australian Icon will be on hand serving as Master of ceremonies for the evening. Max has appeared all over the world, including Canada and Carnegie Hall in the U.S.A..
With an extensive background in the performing arts and the organization of many Burns nights to his credit, Max will lead the evening of Scottish poetry and music, aided by members of the Scottish Diaspora living and vacationing in Bali.
Max was born in Scotland and arrived in Perth in 1967. In 1976 he opened the Civic Theatre
in Inglewood and wrote, produced, and performed his own shows. He closed the theatre in 2001 to pursue other interests including becoming a City of Perth Councilor.
In 2001 Max was awarded the WA Citizen of the Year for the Arts Culture and Entertainment category,
while in January 2003 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia f
or services to the entertainment industry and for charitable works. He is the National Trust (WA Branch)
President and is also on the Board of Swan Bells Foundation
, the St Bartholomew’s Foundation
and Curtin Radio 100.1.
In keeping with Scottish tradition, guests are encouraged to wear the plaid of their clan while enjoying authentic bagpipe music, Scottish song, Scottish cuisine and Scottish poetry. The Selkrik Grace
will be offered, followed by the mandatory “address to the Haggis”
celebrating the quintessential Scottish dish that will enters the room with much fanfare and accompanying music provided by a Scottish piper.
Following a time-honored ritual, there will be toasts, tributes, Burn’s songs and no small amount of humor to complement what promises to be a memorable evening.
Tickets for the evening cost Rp. 850,000 net (US$72) which covers cocktails, dinner and free flow beer and wine.
Select Scotch Whiskeys will also be available from a cash bar.
A 10% discount is available for advance purchasers of a table of ten.
The Bali Dynasty Resort
is also offering special accommodation rates for those wishing to stay the Resort in connection with Robert Burns Night.
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