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Dames & Drams
Dames & Drams

Sat, Feb 12



Dames & Drams

Ever wonder how the 221-year-old tradition of Burns Night started? For this Dames & Drams we welcome Bernard Argent to share a brief, but entertaining talk entitled, ‘Why is it The Immortal Memory?” The talk will be followed by networking and catching up. Click on RSVP for Zoom link and details.

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Feb 12, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST


About the Event

The tradition of Burns Night began in 1801, five years after the death of  the honoree Robert (Rabbie) Burns. The first Burns Night Supper took place at Burns Cottage in Alloway, Scotland.  The night included a meal of  haggis (of course), performances of Burns’ work and a speech in honour of the great Bard (now known as the Immortal Memory).

Ever wonder why it started?  Bernard Argent, a member of the Celtic band, IONA and a life-long student of all things Celtic, will present a brief,  but entertaining talk entitled, ‘Why is it The Immortal Memory?”  He and his wife Barbara Tresidder Ryan, both long-standing members of IONA, will also share the original version of the popular song, "Auld Lang Syne" which was taken from a poem by Robert Burns. There will also be plenty of time afterward to catch up on each other's lives since our last Dames & Drams. 

Dames & Drams is a recurring networking event scheduled for the second Saturday of each month from 2:00-4:00 PM. It is open to anyone interested in learning more about SAWS and/or their Scottish heritage.

To acquire a link to the Zoom event, RSVP here or send an email to  

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