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    St Andrew's Society of NH Burns Night

    Copied here from the thread in the kilt nights forum.

    I crashed the night at my mom's house and used her place to change before hand. She insisted on taking a picture.


    I met up with Tim Little and his wife Carrie there.


    After the welcome, an address from Chief George Macmillan of Macmillan and Knap given by Mike Drotar, and a reciting of much of Burns' poetry, they were ready for the parade of the haggis. Seen here is the duty piper, scotch bearer and the toastmaker getting ready.


    The parade of the haggis, the piper leading the way and the chef carrying the haggis. This was a large plump fellow, and must have taken several hardy Scotsmen to down. Those large haggis can be quite fearsome, especially if cornered.


    Dick Boyd doing the traditional adress to a haggis.


    Later after food and drinks there was dancing to live music provided by the band Faire Prospect


    This was finally rounded out by everyone gathering hands and closing out the night with Auld Lang Syne.

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    Great pix, Justin; thanks for sharing! (None of the "feral haggis" though? I'm disappointed! )

    We'll try to get ours posted soon, though I think yours came out better on the whole.

    I hope someone (David, perhaps?) got video of Dick Boyd's "Address to the Haggis". It was truly masterful!

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    Very nice photos. Glad to see that Burns was celebrated all over.

    It looks like your group did pretty well.
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    Always love Burns night pictures!
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    Great pics, looks like a grand time

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    Pix

    Justin (jmercier) on right and myself on left:



    ... and a crowd shot (tho not many kilts in evidence here):


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    Good bunch of photos, thanks for posting them, I'm really enjoying all the Burns Night photos.

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