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Burns dinner set in Bettendorf [Video]

United Kingdom News

The Scottish-American Society of the Quad Cities brings a 223-year-old Scottish tradition to the Quad Cities with its 46th annual Robert Burns Night Dinner at the Isle Casino Hotel, Bettendorf, according to a news release.

The birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland’s beloved poet and songwriter, is celebrated annually wherever Scots and friends of Scotland gather.

The Quad Cities Scottish-American Society presents its celebration from 5:30-10:30pm on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Isle Casino Hotel, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf. Admission includes full dinner, traditional toasts to the haggis and to Scotland, festivities, and entertainment.

Entertainment includes piping in the haggis, performances by the Black Hawk Pipe and Drums band, music by the Barley House Band, a Scottish dance lesson, and the Grand March. Other options include checking out the Society’s raffle table, and Celtic-inspired art vendors. The event closes with a sing-along of “Auld Lang Syne,” one of Burns’ most enduring songs. A …

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