Fergus Pipe Band offering ‘not-so-traditional’ virtual Robbie Burns night Jan. 23 to 25

By Advertiser staff

FERGUS – Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Fergus Pipe Band is hosting a celebration to honour Robert Burns, the National Bard of Scotland.

Billed as a “not-so-traditional” Robbie Burns night, the celebration will be hosted virtually, any time between noon on Jan. 23 and midnight on 25, at https://fpb.burnsnight.ca.

“The Fergus Pipe Band is pleased to provide you with the opportunity to share most of the elements of our traditional Burns supper,” states a Jan. 18 press release from the band.

The band says the event, which is “open to all at no cost,” will include video clips, music, information about Burns and a pipe band montage.

“From the always enjoyable Address to a Haggis delivered by John K. Campbell to some musical entertainment from your very own Fergus Pipe Band, we’ll have all the usual highlights,” states the website. Everything but the meal, that is.

“We’re also pleased to be able to feature hand-picked content from our very special musical guests Skerryvore.”

A award winning band from Scotland, Skerryvore has provided a link to videos of a tour of the Burns Museum (National Trust for Scotland) and three songs that were part of its Jan. 1 live-stream concert.

The Fergus Pipe Band  “has been continuously active in our community since 1927,” officials state.

For more information about the band visit www.ferguspipeband.com.

For more about the Robbie Burns event, visit https://fpb.burnsnight.ca.