Tea & Talk at The Kelpie Gallery: The Poetry of Rabbie Burns

January 22, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
The Kelpie Gallery

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Back by popular demand, The Kelpie Gallery and Lewis Conservation Services present a traditional reading of The Poetry of Rabbie Burns on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm, the next event in the Tea & Talk Series.

In celebration of the 258th birthday of Scotland's venerated National Poet, Robert Burns, Graham Phaup of Camden will recite Burns' poetry, complete with a whiskey toast, followed by a traditional British Tea served by your hosts, Susan Lewis Baines and Lauren Lewis.

Burns, affectionately known as Rabbie Burns, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is probably best known for penning the lyrics to the beloved Auld Lang Syne, traditionally sung by millions on New Year’s Eve. His January birthday is celebrated yearly by Scots everywhere with feasting, poetry and song, as well as a whisky toast to “The Bard”.

Our reader will be Graham Phaup, a native of Scotland who currently resides in Camden, Maine. Phaup was born and raised in Selkirk, Scotland. Selkirk is in the Scottish Borders and is about 100 miles due east of Alloway, birthplace of Robert Burns. In common with most schools in Scotland, Graham was taught Burns poetry from an early stage, and Burns poetry and songs featured strongly in his home. Graham’s professional career has embraced civil engineering, international and public affairs, and until 2011 Graham served as CEO of the Institute for Global Ethics, based in Camden, Maine.

Tea and Talk at the Kelpie Gallery events give the community an opportunity to gather and socialize in an artistic setting, enjoy tea and traditional fare from the British Isles, and learn about a variety of topics from local speakers. Please reserve early as seating is limited. Tickets are $18 per person. Due to the demand for these events, tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.TheKelpieGallery.com. More information will be available on the gallery’s Facebook page.

The Kelpie Gallery is located at 81 Elm Street (Rte 73) in the 'Weskeag Village of South Thomaston, Maine. Contact 207.691.0392 or gallery@thekelpiegallery.com