Burren Burns Supper - 2016 Edition

The Boston Serious Burns Unit presents:

A Burns Night Supper:

Songs, Poems, Tales, & Toasts to Honor the Bard of Scotland

DATE: Monday, Jan 25, 2016

TIME: 6:00-10:00 PM

LOCATION: The Burren Irish Pub (247 Elm St, Somerville, MA -- in Davis Square), in the back room

Robert Burns statue in Boston

(25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796)


(but we will pass the hat to cover some expenses)

Traditional Scottish meal • Toasts with Scotch whisky

Recitation of works by, about, & in the spirit of Burns

Highland dress or formal attire encouraged but not required

By special arrangement, The Burren will offer the core of a Burns Supper menu as a dinner special option for preregistered guests. Haggis and dessert provided by the Boston Serious Burns Unit.


Jeff Keller 617-840-5123 Lynn Noel 978-985-2707 Jeremy Kessler 617-718-9623


Advance signup is required for dinner!

Please use the registration page (http://www.tinyurl.com/burrenburns2016) to register each person attending for dinner.

Those coming for the session only need not register

"Every Burns Supper has its own special form and flavour, though there are probably more similarities than differences among these gastro-literary affairs. Individual tastes and talents will determine the character of your Burns Supper. Some celebrants may contribute the composition of original songs or poems; some may excel at giving toasts or reciting verse; while others may be captivating storytellers. A particular group of celebrants will, over time, develop a unique group character which will distinguish their Burns Supper celebration from every other."


The Burren Burns Supper, held every January since 2010 (held at The Skellig 2010-2014), has matured over the years, and boasts its own unique character. How is this Burns Supper different from all other Burns Suppers?

  • It is organized and presented by the community, for the community.
  • There is no cover and no prix fixe (we do pass the hat for the waitstaff).
  • There is a full vegetarian menu, including haggis.
  • It features the world's only (to our knowledge) "kosher haggis", complete with its very own "Address to the Kishke".
  • A Burns-themed pub sing follows the Supper.