THE 2023 Sonstrust Burns Supper was a hugely enjoyable evening on Friday, with Sons fans and Burns aficionados enjoying a superb evening of entertainment.

Club caterer John Hogan, of Clyde Kitchen in Skelmorlie, and his staff supplied an outstanding meal which kept the audience well fed before the evening’s festivities.

DFC poet Stephen Watt delivered an excellent performance of his award-winning poetry, including one which paid tribute to the events of Oswestry five years ago.

Stuart Brodie then delivered the Immortal Memory to Burns in great style, which he then followed up with his revered performance of the Bard’s poem Tam o’ Shanter.

Robert Ryan performed songs in his usual fine fashion, including a ‘Burns rap’, before delivering the toast to the lassies, which was also well-received.

Replying for the lassies was Victoria Miller, daughter of our late club photographer Donald Fullarton. Victoria was giving her first reply for the lassies outwith events in London, but you would not have known as such, with a very impressive speech delivered in response to Robert.

Renowned piper Colin Lawrie performed a selection of tunes before Robert led the audience in closing out the evening with ‘The Star of Rabbie Burns’ and ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

It was a great evening, chaired by DFC vice-chairman Colin Hosie with manager Stevie Farrell, assistant Frank McKeown and goalkeeping coach Eric Phillips in the audience.

Grateful thanks are extended to all those who performed and attended the evening. Your support for this fundraising event is very much appreciated.

We will soon be announcing details of the line-up for the 2024 Burns Supper. In the meantime, we invite everybody to save the date of Friday, February 23, 2024, which is when that event will take place.

Many thanks to everybody once again.


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