He was born in Scotland on January 25, 1759. For more than 200 years, Scots and their descendants have gathered to pay tribute to their “favorite son”, Robert Burns, on or around January 25 by way of events known as Burns Suppers.
Robert Burns is among the most respected and well-known poets in the world.
He is perhaps the most celebrated Scottish poet of all time. Many of his poems
and songs have entered the standard lexicon of traditions in the Western Hemisphere (think “Auld Lang Syne”…).
The Macdonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh hosts a traditional Burns Supper fundraiser each year. The event is full of bagpipes (of course), poetry, and good food and drink. (We hear there may be a wild haggis running around for the kids to catch).
Honor the Scottish bard, celebrate your Scottish heritage, and support the nonprofit Macdonald Pipe Band! We promise there will be loads of good craic (pronounced like “crack” and means good fun!). Bring the whole family!
Burns Dinner Details – Watch this page for updates!
When: January 25, 2020. Dinner at 6 pm. Doors open at 5 pm.
Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 985 Providence, Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (North Hills area)