Clark McGinn was born in Ayr and has been a speaker at Burns Suppers and other events for thirty years. He has led the revelry at Suppers across Britain, Europe, Australia and the USA, usually with a dram of whisky in hand. While at Glasgow University he founded the World Student Debating Competition and passed enough exams to become a banker, where his arguing skills came in handy. His speeches have been shown on TV in Britain, America, Canada and Australia.
The Ultimate Burns Supper Book: A Practical (But Irreverant) Guide to Scotland's Greatest Celebrationby Clark McGinn
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Clark McGinn, one of the foremost Burns Supper speakers in the world, presents The Ultimate Burns Supper Book; containing all the information you need to enjoy a Supper, whether as host, speaker or guest. It includes: complete run through of what to expect on the night, with a list of courses and speeches; what to wear; how to prepare and present speeches; common Burns Supper questions (and their answers!); Burns' greatest poems, including a full English verse translation of the Address to a Haggis and answers to your worries about eating haggis and drinking whisky. Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware, That jaups in luggies; But if ye wish her gratfu' prayer, Gie her a Haggis! Address to a Haggis, ROBERT BURNS With detailed descriptions and instructions by a recognised and widely credited Burns supper speaker, this is a guide to a widespread and popular social event that has been practiced for 200 years. It is also an informal, light hearted introduction to an event that non Scots might otherwise find confusing or intimidating.
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