SOCIAL IN ST.. GEORGE'S HALL.
At the meeting of the Auckland Burns Club held on Friday evening in St. George's Hall, Newton, in celebration of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard, Mr James Stewart,vice-presidentof the Club, presided. At the concert in the early part of the tTi%-'ng a large number of the "auld Sou-oh sangs " were contributed by those presenb, and a couple of hours were pleasantly passed in listening to familiar Scottish melody. Mr Simon Fraser, the Club's piper, opened with a " blaw " on the pipes. The following items were then contributed : —Song, " A Man's a Man for a' That," Mr Campbell; dance, Highland Fling, Masters Fraser ; song, " A Highland Lad my Love was Born," Miss Barron; song, "Duncan Grey," Mr Armstrong; duet, "The Crooked Bawbee," Mrs Murchie and Mr Campbell; song, " Robin Adair," Mrs Wright; piano selections, "Scotch Airs,"Mii.sAdams;song, "The Bonnie Brier Bush," Miss Moncur ; dance, Sheantreause, Miss E. Cbeyne; song, " Corn Riggs are Bonnie," Mr Campbell ; recitation, " Mary Queen of Scots," Mrs Murchie ; song, "My Love was Like the Red, Red Rose," Mrs Wright; sword dance, Master W. Fraser ; duet, "Huntingtower," Mrs Wright and Mr Armstrong ; clarionet solo, Mr West; dance, Highland fling, Miss Garrett. Mr Simon Fraser played the bagpipe music for the national dances. A feature in the programme was the singing of a Gaelic love song, by a "hale aukl raon "oi 88 years, Mr McLeod. At eleven o'clock the haggis was placed on a table at the head of the hall, and after Mr Stewart recited Burns' "Address to a Haggis," it was " preed," and pronounced the best they bad ever had. A few hours' dancing wa3 held after supper. At midnight the company sang in full chorus " There Was a Lad Was Born in Kyle," The piano accompaniments were well rendered by Miss Adams, the music for dancing braing in the hands of Messrs Davidson and Reed.
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BURNS'S ANNIVERSARY., Auckland Star, Volume XXI, Issue 22, 27 January 1890
BURNS'S ANNIVERSARY. Auckland Star, Volume XXI, Issue 22, 27 January 1890
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