Killyman & District Cultural Group hosted a well-attended celebration of the life and works of the Scottish national bard Robert (Rabbie) Burns at the Hill of The O’Neill recently.
The event, held on Friday, January 26, was supported by Mid Ulster District Council.
The large audience in attendance, which included the Chair of Mid Ulster District Council Councillor Kim Ashton, were warmly welcomed by Kenny Montgomery, Chairman of Killyman & District Culture Group.
Guests were served a traditional Burns Night meal following the parade, piping in and Address to the Haggis. The drum major display for the event was provided by Louis Anderson (All-Ireland Champion of Champions Novice Junior Drum Major).
Several traditional toasts were offered before the Portadown Scottish Country Dancers delighted the audience with displays of traditional Scottish dance routines. The entertainment for the evening was provided by Men in Black.
The event closed with a vote of thanks by Alastair Cardwell, Vice Chairman of the Cultural Group.
Rabbie Burns was a celebrated poet and lyricist. He was known as the Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet and is celebrated across the world.