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John Sullivan piping the haggis in Burritts Rapids, Ontario
John Sullivan piping the haggis in Burritts Rapids, Ontario

Heard Up North: John Sullivan, piper

Not all pipers start young - and they aren't all Scottish either.

John Sullivan came to Canada from England back in 1952. Today he lives in Ottawa and pipes in neighboring Kemptville. Sullivan took up bagpipes later in life, almost on a whim. This past Wednesday, he helped pipe in the haggis for a Robbie Burns luncheon held in Burritts Rapids, Ontario.

Prior to reciting the traditional "Address to a Haggis", Sullivan told Lucy Martin how he reached this point. Sullivan is today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
That which is haggis. Source: Wikipedia
That which is haggis. Source: Wikipedia

Scots celebrate a poet's life with food and music

Robert Burns was born in Scotland in 1759, and is widely celebrated as that country's greatest poet. Countless Burns Suppers are held around the globe, on or near his birthday on January 25. There's extra enthusiasm this year, which marks the 250th anniversary of his birth. The evenings typically feature bagpipes, songs and poems by Scotland's bard, and good scotch whiskey--along with something called haggis: sheep liver and lungs mixed with oatmeal, onions and spices, steamed together in a sheep's stomach. Lucy Martin sampled all but the whiskey at a senior's "Burns Lunch" in North Gower last week.  Go to full article

Preview: A Tribute To Poet Robert Burns

The United Presbyterian Church in Sackets Harbor is hosting a mid-winter celebration in honor of Scottish Poet Robert Burns on Saturday. Martha Foley talks with the Reverend Cynthia Walton about the dinner, which features haggis, turnips, mashed potatoes and shortbread, followed by poems, music and Scottish Country Dancing.  Go to full article

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