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At midnight December 31, the world holds hands and sings Auld Lang Syne. Who wrote the lyrics to this global tune? In mid February lovers and romantics the world over look into each other’s eyes and whisper, “My love is like a red, red rose.” Who crafted such a well known elegy to love? The answer is the Scottish poet Robert Burns, forever known as the Bard of Ayr.
Robert Burns, affectionately called Rabbie, was born in Ayr, Scotland which for reasons quite contemporary just happens to be Newnan’s sister city. During the last weekend of January --
which marks Rabbie’s birthday -- lovers, romantics, musicians and dancers around the globe hold a rousing good time in his memory.
For the 7th consecutive year Newnan hosts its own celebration -- and everyone's invited!
The Order of the Tartan and Newnan Coweta Historical Society are joining forces to put together this year's celebration. There are two days of activities lined up. Come to one or all events to help celebrate Newnan’s unique Scottish connection!
On Friday, January 27, 7 p.m., come to the McRitchie-Hollis Museum in historic downtown Newnan for a night to remember with friends and fellow Scotch Whisky lovers. You'll sip Scotch from at least 4 regions of Scotland and enjoy a Scotch Whisky dessert drink. Nibble tasty tidbits often found on Scottish tables. Live music provided by Kraken's Release. This is the 7th Annual Newnan Burns Weekend. People all over the world celebrate the Bard of Scotland at this time of year to commerate his January birthday. So join the fun at the museum and raise a toast to ole' Rabbie!
Tickets are $50.
All in attendance must be 21 or over. IDs checked at door.
Museum address is 74 Jackson St. TO PARK, come down the side street, which is CLARK. Go past the museum on your right, past the cottage to the next large brick home at 29 Clark. Turn right and park in the lot behind this home. Walk toward the gazebo and around the back right side of the museum and enter in the back door to check in.
Bagpipes, and Haggies, and Kilts, OH MY!!
Saturday, Jan. 28, 6:00 p.m., Git yer' kilt on and fling on down to the HISTORIC TRAIN DEPOT for the 7th Annual Newnan Burns Weekend "BURNS SUPPER" at the Historic Train Depot. ARRIVE EARLY as the festivities must start on time. Grab a libation and take in the annual amazing TARTAN & TWEED FASHION SHOW hosted by Emily Westergreen of Underground Runway. Next up the PIPING OF THE HAGGIS and the awe-inspiring Scottish processional. After a few toasts you'll enjoy a full BURNS SUPPER that includes meat, sausage and cabbage, neeps and tatties, and more! Dessert and coffee too. Music provided by Arnotti-Stephens Entertainment and Kraken's Release. Come early and stay late for the most fun you'll have in Newnan, Ga.
Seats are limited. Be sure to grab yours now.
And on the following weekend --
Sunday, Feb. 4, 10:00 a.m., Scottish Kirkin' Service, Newnan Presbyterian Church, FREE. Come to NPC’s Sunday morning service that focuses on the Scottish tradition of honoring family tartans. Music will be woven into the this special Sunday morning service making for an unforgettable worship experience.
Call 770-251-0207 for more information.
For the 7th (almost consecutive year -2021 Covid, The Newnan Burns Weekend has been produced by Larisa Scott, current Executive Director of NCHS.
O my Luve's like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June: O my Luve's like the melodie, That's sweetly play'd in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonie lass, So deep in luve am I; And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a' the seas gang dry.
And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve! And fare-thee-weel, a while! And I will come again, my Luve, Tho' 'twere ten thousand mile!
-- Lyrics by Robert Burns
PAPER TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM, 74 JACKSON ST. TUES to FRI 10 to 4; SAT 10 to 2.