Supper Toast Lists & Programmes 1996 to 2000

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Saturday 27th January 1996

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Chairman
Croupiers
Bard
Piper
Grace Before Meat
Address to a Haggis
Grace after Meat
Toast : The Queen
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Appreciation
in the absence of Neil Allan who was prevented from attending due to weather issues
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : “Let it Blaw” – the Balerno Burns Club
Toast : New Members & Guests
Reply
Toast : Chairman, Croupiers & Artistes
Toast : Our Hosts
Reply
Dougie Blyth  –  Kestrel Hotel
Songs and Recitation
“Tam o’ Shanter”
“Willie Wastle”
Bard’s Oration

As the time approached for Club President  Alex Hood  to call for the Bard’s Oration our Bard, Jimmy Johnstone, was in Texas on a shooting trip. Jimmy had recorded his Oration before leaving with the intention that it be played on two large monitors located on the stage in the Kestrel Hotel. With the technical expertise of Club Member Ken Falconer, and with the Chairman jumping to his feet to make a sudden planned interruption of Gordon Grant in the middle of his recitation of  “Willie Wastle” due to “the Club’s satellite link with Texas coming in“, the Company watched in utter amazement as the monitors burst into life.

The “live link” started with Ken’s brilliantly arranged static interference, then a countdown for the link going live, then the NBC Sports Channel giving basketball results before, “live” from Texas, we saw Jimmy bedecked in his shooting gear. He was stumbling with his words, twice asking TV crew if he was “live” and if he should go ahead, before wishing the members of ‘Let it Blaw’ a Good Evening and apologising for the breaking signal. He thereafter launched into his Oration on the Satellite Link. On completion, Gordon Grant  complained bitterly to the Chair over his recitation being interrupted at the whim of some modern contraption prior to picking up “Willie Wastle” at the point he left off.

Two, if not three years later, a certain Club Member was still heard wondering how a wee Club like ‘Let it Blaw’ could have financed such a thing with a subscription of just £2 per year.  Jimmy, Gordon and Ken should have received Oscars for their performances.

Piper’s Selection
Accordion Selection
“Is there for Honest Poverty”
“The Bard’s Lament” (in memory of Willie Shanks)
“The Balerno Song”
“Green Grow the Rashes O”
“Death and Dr Hornbook”
“The Star o’ Robbie Burns”
Stories from ‘Let it Blaw’ over the Years
On three Occasions the Company joined in Song led by
Honorary President
Honorary Vice Presidents
Honorary Members
Office Bearers
President – Alex Hood       Vice President – Raymond Ward
Secretary – Jimmy Johnstone MBE     Treasurer – Ken McDonald
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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Saturday 26th January 1997
Chairman
Croupiers
Bard
Piper
Grace Before Meat
Address to a Haggis
Grace after Meat
(Representing the Marchbank Burns Club)
Toast : The Queen
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Appreciation
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : “Let it Blaw” – the Balerno Burns Club
Toast : New Members and Guests
Reply
Toast : Chairman, Croupiers & Artistes
Toast : Our Hosts
Reply
Dougie Blyth  –  Kestrel Hotel
Songs and Recitations
“Tam o’ Shanter”
Bard’s Oration
Piper’s Selection
Accordion Selection
“Is there for Honest Poverty”
“The Balerno Song”
“To a Mountain Daisy”
“Green Grow the Rashes O”
“Willie Wastle”
“The Banks o’ Doon”
“Death and Dr Hornbook”
“My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose”
“John Barleycorn”
“Address to the Unco Guid”
“The Star o’ Robbie Burns”
“Sweet Afton”
“Scots Wha Hae”
Other Singer
Other Recitations
Honorary President
Honorary Vice Presidents
Honorary Members
Office Bearers
President – Alex Hood    Vice President – Raymond Ward
Secretary – Jimmy Johnstone MBE       Treasurer – Ken McDonald
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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Saturday 24th January 1998
Chairman
Croupiers
Bard
Piper
Grace Before Meat
Address to a Haggis
Grace after Meat
(Representing the Marchbank Burns Club)
Toast : The Queen
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Appreciation
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : “Let it Blaw” – the Balerno Burns Club
Toast : New Members & Guests
Reply
Toast : Chairman, Croupiers & Artistes
Toast : Our Hosts
Reply
Dougie Blyth  –  Kestrel Hotel
Songs and Recitations
“Is there for Honest Poverty”
“The Balerno Song”
“Tam o’ Shanter”
“Ye Jacobites by Name”
“The Inventory”
“Now Westlin Winds”
“Willie Wastle”
“My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose”
“Green Grow the Rashes O”
“Ae Fond Kiss”
“Scots Wha Hae”
“The Star o’ Robbie Burns”
Bard’s Oration
“Piper’s Selection”
Other Singers
Other Recitations
Honorary President
Honorary Vice President
Honorary Members
Office Bearers
President – Alex Hood        Vice President – Raymond Ward
Interim Secretary – Gordon Grant      Treasurer – Ken McDonald
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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Saturday 23rd January 1999
Chairman
Croupiers
Bard
Piper
Grace Before Meat
Address to a Haggis
Grace after Meat
(Representing the Marchbank Burns Club)
Toast : The Queen
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Appreciation
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : “Let it Blaw” – the Balerno Burns Club
Toast : New Members & Guests
Reply
Toast : Chairman, Croupiers & Artistes
Reply
Toast : Our Hosts
Reply
Dougie Blyth  –  Kestrel Hotel
Songs and Recitations
“Is there for Honest Poverty”
“The Balerno Song”
“John Barleycorn”
“Tam o’ Shanter”
“Willie Wastle”
“Holy Willie’s Prayer”
“My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose”
“Ratlin, Roarin’ Willie”
“The Star o’ Robbie Burns”
Bard’s Oration
Piper’s Selection
Other Singers
Other Recitations
Honorary President
Honorary Vice Presidents
Honorary Members
Office Bearers
President – Alex Hood        Vice President – John Graham
Secretary – Raymond Ward   Treasurer – Ken McDonald
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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Saturday 26th January 2000
Chairman
Croupiers
Bard
Piper
Grace Before Meat
Address to a Haggis
Grace after Meat
(Representing the Marchbank Burns Club)
Toast : The Queen
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Appreciation
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : “Let it Blaw” – the Balerno Burns Club
Toast : New Members & Guests
Reply
Toast : Chairman, Croupiers & Artistes
Toast : Our Hosts
Reply
Dougie Blyth  –  Kestrel Hotel
Songs and Recitations
“Is there for Honest Poverty”
“The Balerno Song”
“Tam o’ Shanter”
“The Twa Dogs”
“My Luve is like a Red, Red Rose”
“The Star o’ Robbie Burns”
Bard’s Oration
Piper’s Selection
Honorary President
Honorary Vice Presidents
Honorary Members
Office Bearers
President – Alex Hood            Vice President – John Graham
Secretary – Raymond Ward    Treasurer – Ken McDonald
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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