We are a mens' association in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns and promote Scottish heritage.
Our organization is based on the Tarbolton Bachelors' Club founded by Burns. Like the original club, we seek to be “a diversion for the weary man worn down by necessary labours of life”.
We have an active choir which is welcomed at numerous venues about town. Our members perform other work for good causes.
Our Burns Supper is a highlight of our social year. It is highly regarded for its good times and top speakers.
We assemble on the first Thursday of the month between September and June. Our meetings typically include poetic readings and songs of Robert Burns. Like the Tarbolton Club, formal debates are presented from time to time.
In keeping with the Tarbolton tradition, our members are all male, although we have dropped the requirement to be a bachelor. Membership is by invitation and is limited to 37 men, one for each year that Burns lived.
Our Jean Armour Night is booked for April 21st. Details and ticket sales are here.
The next meeting will be held on March 1st. We meet at the usual time of 19:00 for 19:30. The meeting will be held at the Old Triangle in the An Seanchai room upstairs. Members are welcome to use the room from 17:30 for dining and refreshments.