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Burns Supper Brighton, BN2 5UT, East Sussex, UK

January 5, 2009

BURNS SUPPER BRIGHTON 2016

Robert Burns

The Yacht Club, Western Concourse, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP, United Kingdom

Saturday 6th February  2016

Cost £12.50 including Haggis Supper, Entertainments & Dancing!

Bookings – John 07775 917 790

Hosted by Alan Mars

Parade & Address to the Haggis…

Tuck into Haggis, Chappit Tatties & Neeps. Yum!

Immortal Memory…

Give it up for the big man! A toast to the Bard of Ayr – Robert Burns

Toast to the the Lassies…

A light-hearted lampooning of the Lassies, very few, shortcomings

Reply from the Lassies…

The gloves are off . We know our place. Take it on the chin guys!

Scottish Country Dancing

Two left feet? No problem. A great social lubricant!

Auld Lang Syne

Traditional end to a Burns Supper

Tam o’ Shanter…

Are you still here? Haven’t you got a home to go to? Ok then, settle down for a tale of ghosts and bogles…

CASH BAR!

with

Alan Mars – Master of Ceremonies + Scottish Harp & Voice

The Yacht Club, Western Concourse, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP, United Kingdom

Saturday 6th February 2016

Cost £12.59 including Haggis Supper, Entertainments & Dancing!

Bookings – John 07775 917 790

 

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The Diddlymen at the Neptune Inn

October 1, 2016

imageWe ate and drank to our hearts content. Sang, played and Jenny did a fantastic clog dance for us. Thanks to everyone who brought food – there was enough for everyone and some. Thanks to Mandy for preparing the food and and Sharon for keeping the drinks flowing.

Also a big welcome to those who visited us for the first time- we hope to see you next time.

Oh, yes, I’m sure you’ve noticed- some of the Diddlymen are, in fact, women!

See you all next time.

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Diddlymen+ Ploughman’s at Neptun!

September 30, 2016

Every six weeks or so we have a lovely informal folk music session from the Diddlymen accompanied by a Ploughman’s Lunch .
Starting at 4pm Saturday 1st October at the Neptune Inn.
PLEASE BRING SOME FOOD TO SHARE!
Buy yourself a drink. Chat. Listen. Sing along.
STOP PRESS! Expect Clog Dancing! Banjos, guitars, dulcimers, melodeons, fiddles, harps and voices!

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Ploughman’s Lunch + The Diddlymen at the Nep!

September 30, 2016

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Every six weeks or so we have a lovely informal folk music session from the Diddlymen accompanied by a Ploughman’s Lunch .

Starting at 4pm Saturday 1st October at the Neptune Inn.

PLEASE BRING SOME FOOD TO SHARE!

Buy yourself a drink. Chat. Listen. Sing along.

STOP PRESS! Expect Clog Dancing! Banjos, guitars, dulcimers, melodeons, fiddles, harps and voices!

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The Diddlymen + Ploughman’s Lunch

September 30, 2016

Every six weeks or so we have a lovely informal folk music session from the Diddlymen accompanied by a Ploughman’s Lunch .

Starting at 4pm Saturday 1st October at the Neptune Inn. Bring some food to share. Buy yourself a drink. Chat. Listen. Sing along.

STOP PRESS! Expect Clog Dancing! Banjos, guitars, dulcimers, melodeons, fiddles, harps and voices!
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Auld Lang Syne / lyrics wav mp3 video

December 30, 2009

Our old friend Bobbob_dylan_image Dylan has cited Scottish poet and songwriter, Robert Burns,robert20burns41 as his major influence.

The Lychen singers, give us a lusty rendering of the most famous song in the world – Auld Lang Syne…  written by Robert Burns. Why is it the most famous song in the world? Because on Millenium Night, Year 2000, it was sung, nation by nation, all the way across the planet, in a massive, twelve hour Mexican wave. When will that happen again? And, yes, I am totally biased.

 

Scotland featuring Alan Mars, Harriet Anderson and the ancient Lychen swamp people!

AULD LANG SYNE

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus: For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne, We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll be your pint stoup,
And surely I’ll be mine,
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne!

Chorus

We twa hae ran about the braes,
And pou’d the gowans fine,
But we’ve wander’d monie a weary fit
Sin’ auld lang syne.

Chorus

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn
Frae morning sun til dine,
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin’ auld lang syne.

Chorus

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere,
And gie’s a hand o’ thine,
And we’ll tak a right gude willie waught
For auld lang syne!

Chorus

Meaning of unusual words:
Auld lang syne = Old long since (old time’s sake)
jo = dear
stoup = tankard
gowans = daisies
braid = broad
Gude willie waught = a friendly drink and blether


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Wild Mountain Thyme. Sussex Harp. lyrics Youtube

December 30, 2009

Wild Mountain Thyme – lyrics, sound & Youtube

1. Oh, the summer time is come
And the trees are sweetly blooming,
And the wild mountain thyme
grows around the blooming heather.

Chorus:
Will you go, lassie, go?
And we’ll all go together
To pull wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather,
Will you go lassie, go?

2. I will build my love a bower
By yon clear and crystal fountain,
And on it I will pile
All the flowers of the mountain.

Chorus

3. I will range through the wild
And the deep glen sae dreary
And return wi’ my spoils
To the bower of my Dearie

Chorus

4. If my true love, she were gone
Then I’d surely find another
Where the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather.

Oh, the summer time is come
And the trees are sweetly blooming
And the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather.

Contact: Alan Mars on 01273 747 289 or 07930 323 057

alan.mars@yahoo.co.uk

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Harpist, Flute, Song- Brighton Sussex UK

December 30, 2009

Harpist Sussex – Weddings, Ceilidh & School Programmes  

Enchanting Celtic songs & melodies for your wedding or special event

“One of the most entertaining nights I’ve had for a long time! Alan immediately puts the audience at ease as he commands the show with wit and authority. He is very skilled at public performance.It was a delightful varied evening”

Magdalena Reising (musician – MySpace )

“legendary words, humour and music. Alan is a very accomplished singer and celtic harpist.”

Paul Chi (musician – MySpace 

Alan Mars – Harpist, Singer, Master of Ceremonies, Storyteller

Harriet Anderson – Flautist, Singer, Ceilidh & Dance Caller

Contact:
Alan on  07930 323 057 

or alan.mars@yahoo.co.uk

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