RT Burns Club

*Federation No. 2085*




RT Burns Club held a very special charity evening on the 25th March 2011, raising £1700 towards a Tay Memorial, in memory of those who lost their lives in the Tay Rail Bridge Disaster of 1879. Above CEO of the RT Burns Club, presenting the cheque.

We wish to thank some of the wonderful people involved:

James Marshall
Teresa & Keith King
Anne Macpherson
Arthur Frederick Rounce
Catherine Gill-Jamieson
Farooqi D Muskwati/Channel Fife
Iain MacRobert
Ivan Emiro Canas-Gutierrez
Jim Muldoon
Keith & Teresa King
Lee Murray
Lindsey Alexander
Michael Rounce
Mike Lemetti
Paul Stirling Taylor
Reg Tait
Rosemarie Rounce-Rigou
Sarah Crome
Sally Ann Deathridge
Theresa Rigou


 Burnsian and Honorary Friend Mike Ogletree kindly performed at our first ever RT Burns Club Event In America At Pient o Grwr, Altamont, Chatham, NY on the 2nd September 2010. 

Below is a video with pictures from the event and also from The Capital District Scottish Games in Altamont, NY where Mike Performed at the Tent Clan Macpherson, which represented The Clan Macpherson Association, U.S. Branch



Big Thanks to Mike Ogletree and Anne Macpherson for arranging this on behalf of the Club.

            Mike's Website: http://www.immortalmemory.net/


                            BURNS COTTAGE EVENT 24th July 2010

RT Burns Club Held Their First Event As A Federated Club In The Red Room Of The Education Pavilion, Adjoining Burns Cottage on the 24th July 2010. It Was A Very Enjoyable And Friendly Evening, Attended By Around 30 People. Before The Event There Was A Tour Of The New Burns Birthplace Museum With Curator David Hopes And A Tour Of Burns Cottage With Donald Kay. Followed By A Wreath Laying Ceremony. We Also Had A Raffle To Raise Money For The Burns Birthplace Museum And Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research, Scotland. Our CEO Reg Tait And Donald Kay Presented A Cheque On Our Behalf For £370 To Pamela Walker From Breakthrough, Photo Above. 37 Trees (£185) Were Also Donated To The Robert Burns Grove, Trees For Life Charity Restoring The Beautiful And Historic Caledonian Forest, Donated By Members In Conjunction With The Event.

A Big Thank You To The Artists Who Kindly Performed For Us:

Anne Gomez  - Folk Singer/Musician - Irene Rice And Kevin Robertson - Musicians - Callum Cooper - Piper - Robert Mac - Poetry Musician - Donald Kay - Robert Burns
Nan Saville - Singer - And Guest Speakers - Sarah Crome and Geoff Crolley - Compere - Keith James King.


Special Thanks To Raffle Prize Donators:

Anne Gomez - Kirsten Easdale - David Sibbald - Gari Glaysher - Sarah Crome - ProMUGS - Scottish Gemini Worldwide Toast To Robert Burns -'From Our Hearts For The World' Artists - Donald Kay - Dave Elliot -Robert Burns Gifts - Kathleen Procter-Moore - Jose Maria Porto Fayos - Teresa and Keith King  Anne Caluwaert - Michael Rounce - Reg Tait -RT Burns Club Admin.

 Donation Prizes And Photographs Can Be Seen In The Event Photo Gallery And There Are Videos Of The Event In The Video Gallery.


                                     BURNS BENEFIT CONCERT



     Òran Mór, meaning the 'great melody of life' or 'big song'

Our RT Burns Club honoured this special 250th Burns Anniversary year with our first event and gathering, a wonderful and unique international concert at The Venue Oran Mor, Glasgow on the 28th July 2009. Some of our Honorary Members (listed below) kindly performed for free. All the monies we raised through ticket and raffle sales, amounting to £1400, went equally to The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Yorkhill Sick Childrens Hospital In Glasgow.


                                      Chris Tait
                                      The Skunnered
                                      Paul Stirling Taylor
                                      Gari Glaysher
                                      Mike Ogletree
                                      Jose Maria Porto Fayos
                                      Eilidh Grant

                                      Compere Keith James King


 The Scottish National Trust being presented a cheque by chris Tait.


 Yorkhill Sick Childrens Hospital being presented a cheque by Chas    Cunningham from The Skunnered and Paul Stirling Taylor.

There are more photos in our gallery pages and some videos from the event on our video page.

More videos from the concert can be seen on our Burns Benefit Concert Channel On Youtube:





Special thanks to Teresa and Keith King for helping fund the event so all monies raised went to the charities. Also Beverly Bronson, Teresa King, Janice Elmer-Rounce, Michael Rounce and Nicholas Horyski-Cerros for kindly helping us out on the night.  Purva Deshpande for designing our great poster above. Raymond Trainer and Amy Rew and last but not least, our wonderful Honorary Members and those who kindly donated raffle prizes.



                          'Ye Jacobites By Name' Sung By The Skunnered