Chicago Scots will celebrate the life of Scottish poet, Robert Burns, January 30 at Martyrs'. The evening promises plenty of poetry, song, bagpipes and Scottish fun. Toasts will be raised to the Haggis, the Lads and Lassies and the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns. The fun continues after the Burns celebration as Scottish-American band, John Ballantynes Crazy Heart (featuring Chicago Scots president, Gus Noble) perform their brand of house-rockin' honky-tonk.
The oldest charity in Illinois, the Chicago Scots organize events and initiatives to entertain, educate and promote Scottish culture - including the Scottish Festival & Highland Games, which in 2018 featured the largest bagpiping championship in North America. Chicago Scots supports Caledonian Senior Living & Memory Care, a unique senior living community nestled peacefully in the forest preserve just a few miles from downtown Chicago.
No RSVP required, free admission
Burns Tribute Toasts $100 Donation
Purchase a Burns Tribute Toast to be made by Toast Masters Gus Noble, President, Chicago Scots & Jack Crombie, Board of Governors, Chicago Scots. Two ways to reserve your toast. Contact Erin Vlnicka at Chicago Scots, 708-426-7127 or donate online. Make sure to include “Burns Tribute Toast” and your name in the comments section. Every donor will be recognized whether in attendance or not.
Upcoming Regional Burns Events
Rockford Burns Club, Cliffbreakers - Saturday, January 19th
Peckish Pig in Evanston - Tuesday, January 22nd
Nicht Wi Burns, Oak Lawn - Saturday, January 26th
Celtic Knot, Evanston - Sunday, January 27th