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Photos: Boston Highlanders Celebrate Burns Supper at The Haven

The West Roxbury-based dance group celebrated with bag-piping, poetry and haggis at The Haven restaurant in Hyde Square.

A trio of Boston Highlanders Dance danced around swords as a bagpiper played behind them at 's Burns Supper 2012.

A Burns supper is a celebration of Scottish poet Rabbie Burns, of which some was read by Oliver Waddleton, and sung by Kirsten Cairns. The suppers are normally held on Burns' birthday (Jan. 25), but this celebration was on Jan. 23. His birthday is also known as Robert Burns Day or Burns Night, according to wikipedia.

The Boston Highlanders Dance group is based out of West Roxbury and led by Karen Mahoney, who said, "Before I was a Mahoney, I was a Campbell!" which led to cheering in the Scottish restaurant.

student Anna Floyd, 10, danced the Highland Fling, while Corinna Skidmore, 8, and Becky Butler, 11, performed carefully while dancing over swords to not disturb them.

A full meal was also served complete with haggis, neeps and tatties, which were presented with the Piping in the Haggis, in which piper James Costello played. The food was then brought around and shown to all.

Read Astrid Lium's restaurant. JP Patch food writer Kate Mason the Scottish outpost in Hyde Square.

MarkBoston January 31, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Oh lord .... save us from having to watch a bunch of pre-teen highland dancers !! The ONLY people who enjoy seeing this are the grand parents of the little girls !

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