Burns Supper

Happy Birthday Rabbie, and to all our guests, welcome to Clover’s first ever Burns Supper, celebrating what would be the 263rd birthday of Robert Burns, one of the world’s greatest poets and a lover of FUN. The musicians of Cantrip Band and poet Jennifer Funk have recorded (just for us!) a lineup of Scottish songs and poems to accompany you on your culinary journey through Jason Bond’s menu. Since we can’t toast in person due to omicron, it would warm our hearts if we could see you celebrating, so please share videos and photos (tag us @cloverfoodlab, @jwadebond, @cantripband) and use #celebrateburnsnight so everyone around the world can see us celebrating!

Slàinte Mhath!

Click here to listen to all the songs.

Click here to listen to all the poems and readings.

Below you’ll find a recommended order in which to play each song or poem. We suggest playing them in order as you enjoy your meal box. Pay special attention to the moment in which the Haggis emerges from the oven.

First half:

  1. Poem: Intro by Jennifer Funk + Reading of The Selkirk Grace

  2. Music: Hornpipes

  3. Poems: Scotch Drink + To A Mouse

  4. Music: Yestreen I Had a Pint o’ Wine

  5. Poems: For Scotch + In Praise of

  6. Music: Now Westlin Winds

  7. Music: A Man’s a Man + The Silver Tassie + The Banks O’Doon

  8. Music: Mellow Haggis

Pause: Pipe In the Haggis:

It’s tradition at every Burns supper to pipe in the Haggis. Here we have provided two settings with which to welcome your haggis to the table, one more regal and one that edges a bit more towards the primal. You can choose your preferred emotion, or follow them one after the other. Want to read along? Here is the poem in its full form, and a translation. 

  1. Music: Hard Hitting Haggis

  2. Poem: Address to the Haggis

Second Half

  1. Poems: August Song of Flight + Rabbit Paté

  2. Music: Sally Brown

  3. Poems: L’Amuse Gouda + Again, Again

  4. Music: Land on Shore

  5. Poems: Sweet Afton + Highland Mary + Open The Door to Me, O + My Heart’s In the Highlands

  6. Music: Rattlin’ Roarin’ Willie

  7. Poems: Fantasy of Accurate Expectations + Make Me Familiar

  8. Music: Duncan Johnstone

  9. Poems: The Parting Kiss + Auld Lang Syne

  10. Sing-along at home to Auld Lang Syne: 

Lyrics: 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For days of auld lang syne
We twa hae run about the braes
And pu’d the gowans fine
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit
Sin days of auld lang syne
And we twa hae paidl’d I’ the burn
Frae morning sun ’til dine
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin days of auld lang syne
For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For days of auld lang syne
And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp
And surely I’ll be mine
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne
And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught
For auld lang syne
For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne
For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne
 

Artist Bios 

Jennifer Funk 

Jennifer Funk is a native Californian trying to prove her mettle in New England.  A graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers, she has been a scholarship recipient of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and The Frost Place.  Her poems can be found at The Kenyon ReviewThe Cimarron ReviewFour Way ReviewPainted Bride QuarterlyThe Boiler, and elsewhere.  For love and a living, she is a School Counselor at a local high school; for love alone, she is a poet.  Her first collection was recently acquired and will debut in 2023. 

Cantrip Band

Cantrip Band Bio

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