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Robert Burns dinner raises money for Kilt o' the Falls Celtic Festival

Posted: Jan 27, 2018 6:05 PM Updated:

Although Robert Burns did not have a connection to Great Falls, the city has celebrated him off and on since the late nineteenth century.

The tradition was revived a few years ago and continued on Saturday night at the Celtic Cowboy for the Robert Burns dinner, which was a fundraiser for the 2018 Kilt o' the Falls Celtic Festival. 

The Burns' Night dinner offered Scottish food and drinks including haggis, which can be described as a sheep meatloaf, and a silent auction.

Tim Stoddard helped found the Kilt o' the Falls Celtic Society in 2015 and he played the bagpipes for the crowd.

According to Stoddard, the Robert Burns dinner is a celebration for Scotland's national poet.

"One of the things that kind of ties Robert Burns to Great Falls is he was to Scotland what Charlie Russell is to us here," he said. "He was very influential in bringing forth the Scottish culture."

The 2018 Celtic Festival will celebrate Celtic culture with highland games and music at Giant Springs State Park.

The event will be held on June 16 and 17 with proceeds going to the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic.

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