Camberley Reel Club

Burns' Night - 8.00 - 11.00 pm,Tuesday 28th January 2020

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Each year we celebrate Burns' Night in traditional style with a piper, the Address to the Haggis, a meal of haggis, champit tatties, bashed neeps and gravy*, and of course plenty of dancing.  We invite the Mayor of Surrey Heath to join us, and make a donation to the Mayor's charity (from the proceeds of the raffle at the previous Spring Dance).

 

* Gravy of the Malt or Blended variety.  In 2001 the club ran a Gravy Bottle appeal so that we can provide each table with its own supply.  Within a few weeks we had far exceeded our target of six 'empties'.  Our thanks to those who worked so selflessly to enhance others' enjoyment of Burns' Night.

 

 

Programme - Cribs Below


Cumberland Reel (J)
The Gay Gordons (March)
The Rothesay Rant (J)
The Dashing White Sergeant (R)
The Dhoon (J)
 
Supper
Piping the Haggis
Address & Toast to the Haggis
Selkirk Grace
Haggis, Champit Tatties & Bashed Neeps
Trifle
Wee Tassie o’ Coffee
 
The Borrowdale Exchange (R)
Pudsey Bear (J)
Virginia Reel (R)
 
Tickets £10
Proceeds to the Mayor’s Charity

Please advise dietary requirements in advance: Jackie.cresswell@ntlworld.com

 

 

Tony Blair is visiting an Edinburgh hospital. He enters a ward full of patients with no obvious sign of injury or illness and greets one.  The patient replies:

"Fair fa your honest sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin race,
Aboon them a you take your place,
Painch, tripe or thairm,
As langs my airm."

Blair is confused, so he just grins and moves on to the next patient.  The patient responds:

"Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
So let the Lord be thankit."

Even more confused, and his grin now rictus-like, the PM moves on to the next patient, who immediately begins to chant:

"Wee sleekit, cowerin', timrous beasty,
Oh, whit a panic's in thy breastie,
Thou needna start awa sae hastie,
Wi bickering brattle."

Now seriously troubled, Blair turns to the accompanying doctor and asks "What kind of facility is this?  A mental ward?"

 

"No", replies the doctor.  "This is the Serious Burns unit."

 

Address to the Haggis

Our resident bard Bill Innes composed this translation to assist the Sassenach members of the audience at our Burns' Supper 2005.

 

Fair fa your honest sonsie face
Great Chieftain of the puddin’ race

My word Mr Haggis
You’re a handsome devil!

Abune them a' you tak your place
Painch Tripe or Thairme

You're ranked first in the pudding index

Weel are you worthy o' a grace
As lang's my arm

You deserve a lengthy eulogy on your qualities

 

The groaning trencher there you fill
Your hurdies like a distant hill

You completely fill the serving dish.
Indeed you resemble a hill seen from a distance

Your pin would help to mend a mill
In time of need.

The wooden skewer fastening your casing
Could prove useful in many D.I.Y. jobs

While thro your pores the dews distil
Like amber beed

The juices released by cooking
have a fine golden quality

 

His knife see rustic labour dight,
And cut you up wi' ready sleight

See the agricultural labourer sterilise his knife
By wiping it on his sleeve
And make a lateral incision along your length

Trenching your gushing entrails bright
Like ony ditch
And then o what a glorious sight
Warm reeking rich

Allowing the filling to escape,
At the same time releasing an appetising aroma

 

Then horn for horn they stretch and strive
Deil tak the hindmost on they strive

The participants, using their spoons,
Help themselves

Till a' their weel swall' d kites belive
Are bent like drums
And auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
Bethankit hums.

Until they have had more than enough
And the senior man present, who is likely to burst
Can only groan his thanks.

Is there that owre his french ragout
Or olio that would staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi ' perfect scunner
Looks down with sneering scornfu’ view
On sic a dinner?

Is there anyone who eats food from a delicatessen,
Food which would upset the stomach of a pig,
Despises a meal like this?

 

Poor devil! see him owre his trash
As feckless as a wither’d rash

His diet would make him skinny and useless

His spindle shank a guid whiplash
His nieve a nit

His thigh bone as thin as a whip
His fist the size of a hazelnut

Thro' bloody flood or field to dash
O how unfit

Incapable of braving the rush hour at Waterloo station

 

But mark the Rustic haggis fed
The trembling earth resounds his tread

See the difference of the agricultural labourer
Who has been fed on haggis
He is so big and fat he could be mistaken
For an American

Clap in his waley nieve a blade
He'll mak it whistle
An’ legs an' arms an' heads will sned
Like taps o' thrissle

Put a sharp implement in his massive hand
And he will use it to slice off legs, arms, and heads
Like scything thistles.

 

Ye powers who mak mankind your care

You members of the Department of Social Security

And dish them out their bill of fare

Who are responsible for meals on wheels

Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware

Scottish Senior Citizens don't want consommé

That jops in luggies

That spills over the edge of the plate

But if you want her grateful prayer

But if you want her genuine thanks

Gie her a Haggis

Put Haggis on the menu.

 

 

Dance Cribs

 

 

Cumberland Reel   4x32J

Quick Crib: Teapots; Down middle and back; All cast & lead up; Arches

1-8

1C and 2C RIGHT HANDS ACROSS, LEFT HANDS ACROSS

9-16

1C LEAD DOWN THE MIDDLE AND BACK

17-28

1C followed by 2C, 3C and 4C CAST to bottom and LEAD up to top (12 bars)

29-32

1C DANCE to bottom under arches.

 

The Gay Gordons   Indefinite x 16

Couples around the room facing anti-clockwise, ladies on the right.

Allemande to, fro, to, fro, twirl, polka.

1-2

In allemande hold walk forward for four steps, starting on the right foot.

3-4

Still moving in the same direction, and without letting go, pivot on the spot (so left hand is behind lady and right hand is in front) and take four steps backwards.

5-8

Repeat in the opposite direction.

9-12

Drop left hands, raise right hands above lady's head. Lady pivots on the spot. (The man may set).

13-16

Joining hands in ballroom hold, polka round the room.

 

The Rothesay Rant   4x32J   Square Set

All TR, balance, TL, balance; Sides 1/2 LC, 1/2 R+L; Heads rpt; Circle

1-8

All 1/2 TURN partners RH, BALANCE IN LINE (in circle).  All 1/2 turn next person LH & BALANCE IN LINE (in clrcle).  End Ladies turning in.

9-16

Sides (1s & 3s) dance 1/2 LADIES CHAIN & 1/2 RIGHTS AND LEFTS

17-24

Heads (2s & 4s) repeat 9-16

25-32

All circle 8H round & back

 

The Dashing White Sergeant   Indefinite x 32R  Round the Room 3 facing 3

Circle; Set & turn on R then L; R3; Adv&Ret, arches

1-8

SIX HANDS ROUND AND BACK.

9-16

Centre dancer SET TO & TURN person on right, SET TO & TURN person on left.

17-24

All REELS OF THREE with centre dancer passing RSh with person on right

25-32

All ADVANCE AND RETIRE, ADVANCE to meet next group of 3 dancers (1 group of 3 passing under arches made by opposite group)

 

The Dhoon   4x32J

The Dhoon is a sandy bay near Kirkcudbright, much loved by children.

All slip R, L, TR; all slip L, R, TL; 1s cast, up, cast to bottom; Circle

1-8

All (with nearer hands joined on sides) SLIP STEP right, SLIP STEP back & TURN partner RH

9-16

All (with nearer hands joined on sides) SLIP STEP left, SLIP STEP back & TURN partner LH

17-24

1s CAST 1 place, DANCE to top & CAST to 4th place

25-32

All CIRCLE 8H round & back



INTERVAL


The Borrowdale Exchange  32R  3 cpl circles

Circle; Adv & Ret; Wheel, new partner; Promenade to new set

1-8

SIX HANDS ROUND AND BACK.

9-16

Retaining hands, all ADVANCE and RETIRE, All BACK TO BACK with ptnrs.

17-24

All join RH with person opp and WHEEL once round, then W with lowest hand moves under other hands to her new ptnr and promenades away.  Remainder continue wheeling for 2 bars then W now with lowest hand repeats.

25-32

All PROMENADE new ptnrs around room & form new circle of 3 cples to rpt.

 

Pudsey Bear   4x32J   4 cpl set, may also be 3-cpl set

 

This dance was devised by children at the Federation of Abbey Schools in Darlington with the help of their teacher Mrs Macdougall.  The first 24 bars of the dance represent Pudsey Bear's head and ears, the back to back and birl are the spots on Pudsay's bandana.  The dance was inspired by Rod Downey's dance Room One which contained the movement they renamed "loop the loop".

Circle; W chase and loop; M chase and loop; Do-si-do, Birl; or...
Pudsey's Head; Left ear; Right ear; Bandana; Spots

1-8

All CIRCLE left and back.

9-16

1st W foll by all other W, CROSS and DANCE DOWN behind 1M, 1 W alone LOOPS round 1M WHILE 2W foll by 3W, 4W and 1W DANCE behind M side to bottom, CROSS and DANCE UP own side to end in order 2, 3, 4, 1.

17-24

M repeat bars 9-16 to end in order 2, 3, 4, 1.

25-32

All dance DO-SI-DO with partner, all TURN partner RH or BIRL.

 

Virginia Reel   R4x40 4C4

Adv+ret; TR, TL; TB, dosido; 1s dn, up; 1s cast all foll; Up under 1s arch

1-8

All take hands on sides, Adv & Retire twice (4 steps each way)

9-16

All Turn RH (finish on sides), Turn LH

17-24

All Turn BH, dance back to back (dosido starting RSh)

25-32

Top couple join BH, 8 slip steps dn, 8 back, all clap in rhythm

33-40

Top couple Cast to bottom of set, all follow; Top couple make arch, rest go under arch

 

 

 

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