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January 23, 2015 Slideshows

The 24th Annual Burns' Night at the Schlafly Tap Room 

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Burns' night is a Scottish tradition celebrating the life, spirit and works of poet Robert Burns (1759-1796). Schlafly's 24th annual celebration included a loaded menu of haggis, shephard's pie, scotch eggs and sticky toffee pudding. Followed by a parade of pipers, a poem by the late and great Tom Schlafly, a live performance by Duddy Breeks and, of course, kilts and delicious Scotch Ale.

Photos by Micah Usher for the Riverfront Times.
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The Celtic drumline parades through the crowd at Schlafly Tap Room.
The Burns' Night menu features delicious Scottish food including Scotch Eggs, Haggis, Shepard's Pie, a sampler and a sticky toffee pudding. Yum.
Andy Harbut enjoys some grub and a Scottish Ale.
The parade of pipers march through The Schlafly Tap Room filling the bar with celtic tunes.
The bartenders are busy pouring Scottish Ale all night.
Care for some Shepard's Pie?
Jarren Gorka holds the Haggis.
The Verger, Stephen Hale, carries the big stick during the procession.
The crowd holds their beers up for a cheers.
During the ritual to summon the ghost of Robert Burns' back from the dead, Dan Kopman holds the haggis and John Meyer stabs the haggis in the middle of his story.
Tom Schlafly and Dan Kopman stand on the bar telling the legendary story of Robert Burns.
John Meyer and Lewis Kopman.
The crowd cheers their drinks.
Have you ever tried to march that many bagpipes through a crowd?
Lewis Kopman holds the haggis and a Scotch Ale.
John Meyer and Lewis Kopman.
Doug Schroeder fashioning his kilt.
The parade procession in the hallway after touring around the other rooms of the restaurant.
Kevin Pfiffer, Kerry Schallon, Kevin St. John.
Tom Schlafly pays homage to Mr. Burns through a series of poems recited throughout the evening.
Duddy Breeks plays traditional Scottish Music with Ken MacSwan on guitar Thayne Bradford on fiddle and George Kieffer on accordion.
Scott Wilson drinks only for Scotland.
The Schafly Brewing tanks along with a lovely row of its bottled brew.
John Hawke feeling festive.
Shane Hale of Bootleggin' BBQ is amongst the crowd.
Jeff McClain, William Meyers and Charles Hoslens strike a pose.
Andy Harbut enjoys some grub and a Scottish Ale.

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