Burns is back for Treehouse Celtic party

Much praise has been heaped upon the memory of Robert Burns since his death at the tender age of 37 in 1796.

And the so-called Ploughman Poet, the National Poet of Scotland and the brain behind “Auld Lang Syne,” probably the most famous song almost nobody knows all the words to, will once again have his birthday marked at the Treehouse Café Saturday, Jan. 26 with a night of pipes, haggis and toasting.

The night begins with some pipe music — “a wee bit,” event organizers said — at 7, followed by the traditional haggis ceremony at 7:30 p.m., officiated by Pipe Sergeant J. Craig Thorpe.

After that, haggis is served, complete with homemade gravy, to be accompanied by more pipes and plenty of toasts.

The evening will culminate with a performance of “Auld Lang Syne,” and music by Celtic Magic, “your official local Celtic band,” consisting of Kent Tarpley (rhythm guitar), Mickey Molnaire (bodhran), Pete Orbea (bass), TJ Faddis (pennywhistle) and Charlie Faddis (pipes). Also, Jane Landstra and Kem Embrey of Celtic Capers and the Gaelic Stylings of Stacey Giermann will ring out loud and proud.

Tickets for this 21-and-older party are on sale. The cost is $15 per person, and haggis is included.

Visit www.treehousebainbridge.com to purchase and learn more.