Tradition at the Rocking Horse

Nanoose Bay- Robbie Burns night will be celebrated at the Rocking Horse Pub and Fairwinds Golf Club Jan. 24 and 25

Celtic Chaos

An annual celebration at the Rocking Horse Pub will have a traditional Celtic band, scottish menu, dancing and more.

It’s Robbie Burns Night at the pub on Friday, Jan. 24 and a $10 ticket will get everyone a sample of a Scottish delicacy.

“Every customer will get some Haggis,” said owner Louise Willoughby, adding with a laugh: “It’s up to them if they want to eat it.”

Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish, considered the national dish of the country because of Burns’ poem Ode to a Haggis in 1787. The celebration at the Rocking Horse will include the traditional reading of Ode to a Haggis By Robert Burns  and a bagpiper, followed by popular local group Celtic Chaos.

“They’re awesome,” said Willoughby of the dance band which plays energetic reels from Scotland among other Celtic tunes.

Pick up tickets at the Rocking Horse in Nanoose Bay or get tickets over the phone at 250-468-1735. Fairwinds Clubhouse is putting on a Robbie Burns night Saturday Jan. 25 with live music, a traditional roast beef and haggis dinner, and dancing. Celtic Chaos will also be performing at this event and the evening will be complete with the address to the Haggis. Tickets are $32.99 which includes dinner and desert. The evening kicks off a 5 p.m. Call Ben’s Lounge and Restaurant for tickets at 250-468-9915.


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