27 Jan

The night started with guests being welcomed at the door by a own lone piper, Ross Wheeler before they were transported back in time as they entered the Maybole Town Hall, with Scottish flags and medieval decorations the hall had been transformed into a medieval banquet hall, fit for king.  Like traditional Burns Suppers the Brucie Burns Supper did address the haggis to begin the night, with musician Davie Anderson performing the address before  Rev Liz Crumlish took to the stage to perform the Selkirk Grace. 

This is the when the evening took a Brucie twist, unlike traditional Burns Suppers when they have haggis, neeps and tatties, the Brucie Burns Supper opted for a delicious Scottish inspired three course meal consisting of cock-a-leeky soup, homemade steak pie, with a side of creamy mash, haggis and seasoned vegetables and lastly homemade sticky toffee pudding served warm with custard, all prepared, made and served by the Home Cook School. 

First ever performance of Rabbie and The Bruce, a commissioned playlet by Toria Cassidy and Neil Boyle, depicting the conversation that Robert Burns and Robert the Bruce would have if they were ever to meet face to face. Burns played by Stephen Kerr and Bruce played by John McQuiston gave a hilarious and convincing performance. One person commented “A wonderful piece of entertainment that really made the night special” another said “very funny and light hearted” 

Once the play was finished, guests were entertained by the musical stylings of Davie Anderson, followed by a riveting performance of Tam O’Shanter by Mary Hogg and the immortal memory performed by Jean Brittain before Davie Anderson took the stage again to perform Scots Wha Hae.  A Maybole event wouldn’t be complete without a performance from the Maybole Pipe Band who wowed our guested with their set. After one last performance by Davie Anderson, the Brucie Burns Supper ended and the Brucie Burns Ceilidh began! With music by The Reel Stramash, guests got to dance the night away to traditional Ceilidh music.