|Jan. 25, 2019 at the Gaslight- 6:30 PM
|Rabbie Burns Day
"The Bard of Ayr"
Don't miss the Gaslight's annual tribute to Robert Burns, Scotland's
national bard. Enjoy traditional haggis or an item inspired by Scotland
from our extensive menu. Listen to stirring music performed live by
some of the area's top pipers. Sip a glass of aged Scotch or enjoy a
pint of our award winning beer while listening to a reading of Burns'
famous "Address to a Haggis".
"If ever a poet understood the character of his nation, he was Robert
Burns. The language he was most fluent in wasn’t so much Scots or
English – it was the language of the heart. All too human in his personal
life, he carried that humanity over onto the page. Nothing was too small
or too large to escape his notice, from a mouse in the mud to God in his
heavens. A poet for all seasons, Burns speaks to all, soul to soul."
Burns is considered by many to be one of the greatest poets who
ever lived. He was born on 25 January 1759, the son of a poor tenant
farmer in Kincardineshire in the north east of Scotland in 1721.
As a writer he extolled his beloved homeland, farm life, and traditional
culture in such a transcendent way as to named the National Poet of
Scotland. Burns died of rheumatic fever in 1796 at the age of 37.
In 2009 a STV poll named him "The Greatest Scot" of all time.
Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant
15 South Orange Avenue South Orange New Jersey 07079
January 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM
by Robert Burns
"Let other poets raise a
Bout vines, an' wines,
an' drucken Bacchus,
An' crabbit names
an'stories wrack us,
An' grate our lug:
I sing the juice Scotch
bear can mak us,
In glass or jug.
O thou, my muse! guid
auld Scotch drink!
Whether thro' wimplin
worms thou jink,
Or, richly brown, ream
owre the brink,
In glorious faem,
Inspire me, till I lisp an'
To sing thy name!" .