|Roberta Ferguson, Chairperson of the Waringsford and Tullyniskey Rural Community Development Association, welcomes a capacity audience to a Burns Night.||Ian Wallace (left) is pictured reciting Burn’s famous poem ‘To a Haggis’ and cutting open the haggis at the line “An cut you up wi’ ready slight”. Looking on is Alan Kerr.|
The village of Waringsford, near Dromore, came
alive to the sound of pipes and drum on Friday 23rd January when members
of Waringsford and Tullyniskey Rural Community Development Association
celebrated the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns with a
Burns Night Supper in Waringsford Orange Hall.
Local pipers Ivor Bingham, William Wallace and Deborah Elliott
from Waringsford Pipe Band piped in the haggis and Ian Wallace commenced
the meal with the ‘Selkirk Grace’ and recited Burn’s famous poem ‘To a
Haggis’. The pipers played a
selection of Scottish tunes and 14-year old band member Dean Bingham
played a drum solo.
Dungannon comedian and yodeller Kenny Archer compered the evening. Stonewall, a musical group from Co Armagh entertained the capacity audience to a selection of reels, jigs and Robert Burn’s songs followed by the audience joining them as together they sang well known Scottish songs including ‘I belong to Glasgow’ and ‘The northern lights of old Aberdeen’. The evening culminated with the audience linking hands and singing Burn’s well-known song, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ concluding a most enjoyable programme commemorating the much-loved bard.
Roberta Ferguson, Chairperson of the Association,
thanked all who attended and all who took part; she also gave a special
thanks to the Ulster Scots Agency and Banbridge District Council for
their financial support.
|L to R: Ivor Bingham, William Wallace, Alan Kerr, Roberta Ferguson (Chairperson), Ian Wallace and Deborah Elliott.||Waringsford and Tullyniskey Rural Community Development Association. L to R: (front row) John Wallace, Roberta Ferguson (Chairperson) and Alan Kerr (Treasurer). (back row) Jane Wallace, Frank Wallace, Elizabeth Elliott and Sara Wallace (Secretary).|
|14-year old Dean Bingham, of Waringsford Pipe Band who played a drum solo at a Burns Nightis pictured with his father Ivor, Pipe Major of the band.||Isaac Milne (right) enjoying the fun-filled atmosphere at the Burns Night with the compere, Dungannon comedian and yodeller Kenny Archer.|
|L to R: Colin Slaine, Andrew Cornett and Kenny Qua of Stonewall, a musical group from Co Armagh and Dungannon comedian and yodeller Kenny Archer (back) provided the excellent entertainment.|
|The audience linking hands and singing Burn’s well-known song, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ concluding a most enjoyable evening commemorating the much-loved bard.|