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How and why they started
The 21st July (The anniversary of his death) was the first recorded Burns Supper. Read about it here.
What was the significance of a dinner at Mauchline cabinet-maker John Morrison’s house? find out here.
Was this the work of Burns?
The key part of the supper, the key dates in his life.
How, what is argueably, the worlds greatest narrative poem, came to be.
The old song that Burns brought to life
What influence did Robert’s father, William have – all is told in this outstanding article by Jim MacLaughlin of Calgary Burns club.
Read about the translation of Burns into Russian within five years of his passing – this amazing insight is by Diane Jones Osbourne of the Robert Burns Club of Milwaukee.