Welcome to the Robert Burns Society of Annapolis!

Robert Burns Society of Annapolis is an association dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of the life, works and philosophy of Scotland’s National Bard – Robert Burns – and to promote Scottish culture and heritage in North America.


The Robert Burns Society of Annapolis’ “Burns Supper” 2018

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, The Robert Burns Society of Annapolis will honor the life and legacy of Scotland’s most famous poet with its 40th annual “Burns Supper.”  The event will take place at 6 pm at the Annapolis Elks Lodge No. 622, at

2 Pythian Drive, Edgewater, MD.

The evening will feature traditional Scottish cuisine, a silent auction, raffle, and entertainment including music and poetry that honors Burns’ legacy. In his short life (1759 – 1796), Burns wrote hundreds of poems, including the well-loved New Year’s favorite “Auld Lang Syne.”

The menu will include a choice of entree, green salad, twice-baked potatoes, vegetables, rolls and dessert. In true Scottish tradition, guests can also nosh on haggis and “neeps and tatties” (turnips and potatoes).

The “Immortal Memory”, a talk in honor of Burns’ poetry and life, will be delivered by William Elliott, of Frederick MD. He is a long-time scholar of Burns’ work and a member of many Scottish groups.

Additional entertainment will include To a Mouse, a poem by Burns, delivered by local Burns’ scholar, George St. Clair, and Scottish songs sung by opera trained Tamara Tucker.

The cost is $49. for RBSA members and $59. for nonmembers. Dress is semi-formal. The wearing of kilts and tartan is encouraged, but not required.

Web site for the Burns Society is www.robertburnssocietyofannapolis.com and photos of previous Suppers can be seen there.

For tickets or information contact Karolyn St. Clair at 410-721-7550 or stclairk@msn.com or Download this information card and fill it out with a check payable to Robert Burns Society of Annapolis to Karolyn St. Clair, 1754 Swinburne Ave., Crofton, MD 21114.

Deadline for reservations is Monday, January 22, 2017.

Old Time Music Hall

The Daughters of the British Empire have long been supporters of RBSA and we like to reciprocate.


Children’s Theatre of Annapolis Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.


British Music Hall can be traced back at least 500 years when English royalty imported
musicians to entertain in royal courts. These entertainers eventually traveled England
entertaining the locals in parks and taverns. Music Hall retained its popularity until after
World War I when it lost support to the movies and the radio and then after World War II to TV.

However, in the United States where vaudeville had met the same fate, in 1965, The
British Players staged their first Old Time Music Hall in Washington’s British Embassy,
and it was an instant success. Come and enjoy a special presentation by the British
Players where audience participation and singing along with the artists is encouraged.

2018 Burns Night Dinner

The date has been set for Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Annapolis Elks Lodge No. 622. Details will be coming soon.

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