West Sound, the commercial radio station serving Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway has announced the line-up for its 28th annual Burns Supper from Glasgow’s Thistle Hotel on Saturday, January 19.
Saturday’s celebration will prove to be a wonderful, modern take on the celebration of Ayrshire’s own, Robert Burns. Burns is a cultural icon who penned some of the most famous literary works to ever come from Scotland, and his relevance is still felt today.
The packed evening schedule will consist of some well-known figures, with the toast to the lassies undertaken by Procurator Fiscal Jim Robertson, and the reply from the lassies by former Conservative MP, now writer Edwina Currie. Edwina has been called “the best communicator the Tories have,” and “a brash and energetic life force”. Her life to date has been eventful so she is sure to raise a few smiles with her inimitable presence.
After his hilarious toast to the lassies last year, Bill Copeland is back to deliver The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns. West FM/In Demand presenter Romeo will be presenting the Young Burnsian of the year award along with saying the Selkirk Grace.
Contemporary music comes from Brit award winning vocal group, Blake, as well as the Cream of Ayrshire and one to watch, Jemma Kate McSheffery. Traditional music comes from tenor Iain Paton and the fabulous John Carmichael and his Ceilidh band.
The 28th Burns supper is an event fit for 21st century audience celebrating a Scottish genius. It’s not to be missed and is sure to blow away the winter cobwebs.