26, 27, 28 January 2017 @ St John Of Hackney
“For a fully tartan-draped, tattie-laden, underpants-optional night of revelry, get yourself to Hackney’s Burns Baby Burns” – Time Out London
Expect all the lights, colours, sounds and smells of a Scottish Hooley in a 19th century highland castle, with an East London twist!
Complete with roaring pipes, twirling fire, the stag’s head with ridiculous expression, the giant haggis (to be seen and believed), toasts from across the balcony to lads, lassies and everyone in between, and a healthy dose of choice literary recitation.
Your ears will sing with the utterances of the world’s third most statued person!
With banqueting tables stretching off into the deep tartan yonder, we welcome you and your kin to a sumptuous Scottish spread of sublime seasonal fare.
Step up to the table with the dinner of lairds and ladies, the unmistakable highland tradition of haggis neaps and tatties. Tender ewe from windswept moorland, tatties clod-drawn from rich lochside peat, and the humble neap – an oft-understated king amongst veg, revered by the clans for generations.
Raise a dram on us as we toast the haggis, the most magnificent of puddings.
The CLF instantly bring the Burns Baby Burns dance floor alive with the cacophonous skip of brogues and ghillies in glorious synchronicity, taking you joyfully, if somewhat sweatily, into the Hackney night.
The CLF present a seismic repertoire of tunes, played with virtuosic boldness and sky-high drive. Lead from the front by the twin wonders of the Kev and the Gwennie, callers perfectly situated at the intersection of cheek-charm and ceilidh calling theatrical capability.
Bring your clan, bring your fam, bring your kin, bring your man.
Burns night is a celebration of many things: literature, tradition, Scottish bards, and the single malt to name but a few.
There will be no shortage of glasses raised to all these things and we can accommodate you if you have celebrations you wish to honour at Burns Baby Burns – birthdays, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, the annual kilt adornment – amass thy clan and give us a shout!
The 220 year old listed ecclesiastical colosseum, St John at Hackney, makes a sumptuous setting for Burns Baby Burns.
Take a vantage point over the audience on the generous balcony around three sides, with the magnificent organ overlooking proceedings.
You can whirl on the dance floor, encircled by columns rising to the high vaulted ceiling. A highland castle fit for an East London laird or lady.
St. John’s at Hackney
Lower Clapton Road
E5 0PD London
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