Normally on this day, the Cochrane Pipe Band would be dropping off last minute tickets, picking up haggis from Bon Ton Meats and practicing their instruments and toasts; however, this year they have a little bit more time and will “tip a wee dram”  to toast the Bard, Robbie Burns on January 25th.

Robert Burns, born January 25, 1759 in Ayrshire, Scotland—died July 21, 1796, in Dumfries, Scotland.

He was a Scottish poet and lyricist, who composed the song “Auld Lang Syne”.

Scots around the world have been celebrating Robbie Burns on his birthday for hundreds of years and the Cochrane Pipe Band has been hosting a Robbie Burns Night in Cochrane for more than twenty.

Last year they had to cancel their event entirely, but look forward to hosting again this year – albeit later than normal, on Friday, May 13th. Guests will still don their kilts and dresses, but without freezing or worrying about the winter road conditions.

The night will offer a classic Roast Beef dinner with neeps and tatties, along with Haggis supplied by Bon Ton Meats (owned by Cochranite Greg Kellar) located in Calgary. (PS – They carry haggis all year long, so stop by if you can’t wait until May!) 

Ticket sales will be announced soon, so keep this one on your radar so you do not miss out on all the fun!

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