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2008 Burn's Supper

Hilton Resort
Mangaf, Kuwait

Thursday, February 7, 2008

all photos courtesy of John & Alice Weston, unless otherwise noted. (Updated 2008/02/08)




Piping in the Top Table

Festivities began at 20:00 with John piping in the Top Table.

Comprised of Sam (Chieftain) and Nanette McCulloch, Diraar AlGhanim (patron), His Excellency Stuart Laing, John Carmichael, Chawki and Caroline Barakat, and Mo Wilkinson.


Top Table name and tune - Bonnie Dundee.



The Evening's Entertainment Begins

The Kuwait Caledonians Pipe Band starts the evening's entertainment

The band prepares to play the first set.

photos courtesy of David Niven


Band Members tonight include:

Bader Mohammed
Talal (drummer)
Lyndon Baines
Andrew Bates
Stuart King
John Weston
Philip Weston


Tunes for this set included:

Brown Haired Maiden, Corricholies Welcome, Terrebus,
A Man's A Man For A That, My Love She's But A Lassie Yet (Burns' tunes)



Address To the Haggis

Lyndon pipes in the Haggis with the head chef and Joe Johnston

Joe gives a great rendition of the address to the Haggis


Even drawing members of the audience into the address.

photos courtesy of David Niven





Some of the Guests this Evening





photos courtesy of David Niven



After Dinner...

The Immortal Memory

given by John Carmichael


220 guests this evening at the Al-Dorra Ballroom



Kuwait Caledonians' Pipe Band Main Set



Tunes Included:

Murdo's Wedding, Scotland the Brave, Rowan Tree
Flower of Scotland, Green Hills of Tyroll, After the Battle
Mist Covered Mountains, Corn Rigs are Bonny
Meeting of the Waters, Johnny Scorbie

photo courtesy of David Niven





John Carmichaels gives the traditional
 Toast to the Lasses
Sheila Lilley gives the response
 - Toast to the Laddies



Recognition Award


Chieftain Sam McCulloch gives a special recognition award to Sheila and Joe Johnston for their efforts tonight.

Joe was in Kuwait from Athens where he's based, and was a past Chieftain himself.



Dancing through the evening to John Carmichael














Many thanks to Shams and Ali and the Hilton Staff tonight for their cooperation to make this a successful evening.






Join us at our Spring Ceilidh on May 15, 2008
- again at the Hilton Resort





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