Nothing like it has been seen on earth since trembling Tam O'Shanter
saw the devil and the witches at their orgies that stormy night in "Alloway's auld haunted kirk."
Set in Poosie Nansie's Inn, a favourite haunt of Burns, the cast blends traditional folk songs with some of Mozart's most popular work, from Tam O'Shanter
and The Magic Flute, to A Red, Red Rose and The Marriage of Figaro.
John Ferguson's impressive Tam O'Shanter
artwork valued at around PS1,000 had taken pride of place in the Rabbie's Tavern area of the music fest for the past five years.
Which Scottish poet wrote Tam o'Shanter
and Holy Willie's Prayer?
The second session, involving on-site training at the group's dig, will take place on the Tam O'Shanter
Urban Farm site on May 17 and May 24 (members can choose which date they attend).
Depute Rector of Falkirk High Ronnie M Melville toasted the lasses, president of Abbey Craig Club Gilmour Ferguson addressed the haggis and recited Tam O'Shanter
, and Iain McGregor, Stirling Burns Club, also contributed.
After listening to renditions of the poems Tam O'Shanter
and To a Haggis, they learned the Selkirk Grace in their English class.
It was clearly a royal fixture - at an early event she chose a tartan dress with a green velvet military-style Tam O'shanter
"Looking like the only place in Dalton you can get a pint of cask ale!" Shaun, who used to run the Tam O'Shanter
in Paddock, said: "We've only been here for six weeks but it's going well so far.
A prat in a Tam O'Shanter
hat and a lady's dress who announced: "In the Sixties I was a Womble in the TV series.
There would have been no Auld Lang Syne, No Tam O'Shanter
Today, wherever their service takes them, the officers and soldiers serving with the unit wear the unique Tam O'Shanter
with the Red Hackle plume of feathers.