Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o' a grace
As lang's my airm.
That time of year is approaching fast - the immensely popular annual Northwest Territorial Pipe Band's Burn's Night Supper. This is an annual Scottish cultural event across the planet. But it is also the must-attend social event of the year for Yellowknife. Dust-off your brogues, dig out your Sgian-dubh and targ (no claymores or broadswords please), iron-out those pleats in your kilt and enjoy a Scottish cultural evening hosted by the Northwest Territorial Pipe Band.
Robert Burns is the poet laureate of Scotland and credited with starting what we call today, the Romantic movement. His birthday was on 25 January 1759 and across the world groups gather to recite his poetry, play the pipes and drums, dance and engage in other cultural activities. There will be haggis, neeps and tatties. There will be "beverages". There will be a cèilidh after (dancing). Details of the programme are still being finalized.
Here are the particulars:
- 2024 Burns Night Supper
- 27 January 2024
- 6 PM for cocktails and 7 PM for dinner and show (the marching in of the Haggis)
- The Elks (upstairs)
- Tickets $100 pp
- 80 tickets only will be issued
Due to the limited number of tickets and popularity of this event, tickets are always in high demand. We often sell out early but establish a waiting list. If you want to purchase tickets please contact any member of the Northwest Territorial Pipe Band. Alternatively you can sent an email to NWT Pipe Band
We will do our best to accommodate. Block seating is possible on a first-come, first-serve basis. .
Payment may be made by:
- the Ziffy ticketing system (still under development as of 2023-11-20.
- money order
What is Burns Night?