Upcoming Events

Tables set for the 2019 CSBR Burns Supper.

Burns Night Supper at the LSU Rural Life Museum

*Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge – 2020 Burns Supper – Saturday, February 1, 2020, cocktails from 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:00.  LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA. 

This is a festive pot luck dinner with an emphasis on Scottish Foods. Don’t miss the traditional Haggis Ceremony, Bagpipe Music, Scottish Musical Stylings of the New Orleans Strathspey & Reel Society, The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns, Scottish Traditional Dancing, Auld Lang Syne.  

No reservations necessary, but advance payment (see below) helps us plan for the number of tables we need and to estimate other necessities. If you decide to come at the last minute, you can pay at the door, but we hope you’ll try to mail in your checks, preferably by January 27.

$20.00 per person (over 12), $40 per family (i.e., parents and children, grandparents who bring grandchildren, etc.). Soft drinks, ice, and setups provided.  Send your checks (payable to CSBR) to The Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge, Trent McCarthy, Treasurer; P. O. Box 83075, Baton Rouge, LA 70884. Please bring a main dish, side, or dessert to share (a family should bring a dish to serve at least 12).

The Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge’s Scottish Cultural Study Group (“The Coterie”)

The CSBR Scottish Cultural Study Group will begin their 2020 meetings in February, 2020. Here is the tentative schedule, and we’ll post more specific information soon, but for information now, contact the Coterie Queens:

Meetings for Winter and Spring, 2020

Caledonian Ladies Fashion Show:  Feb. 26, 2020: 6:30 pm, the law offices of CSBR member Trent McCarthy, 7922 Picardy Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809-3535 

    • Emcees: Catherine Mungall and Lilly Bridwell-Bowles, Coterie Co-Chairs
    • Models:  Janice Wise (Current CSBR President), Sugar McAdams (Past CSBR President); Debbie Harris (Current CSBR Vice President), Susie McGlone (Scottish Country Dance Instructor), Leah Sharp (Drummer in the Baton Rouge Pipes and Drums Band).  

Future Coterie Meetings (details to follow):

  • Mar. 25: British & Scottish Influences on Southern Cultures
  • April 29: TBA
  • May 27: Caledonian Cookbook Cook-off: Best of Our Recipes from the CSBR Cookbook, Potluck; possible venue: Harris’s Home

Ongoing Events: 

See the pages for the Scottish Dancers, Pipe and Drum Band, and the Broadsword Academy for ongoing events.  Also follow them on Facebook for more  news.

Activities sponsored by Scottish groups in the region:

Our band and other members participate in activities sponsored by other organizations nearby, and our members often attend  in groups.  Contact us is you are interested in any of the following:

Caledonian Society of New Orleans – 2020 Burns Supper – Saturday, January 25, 2020, Southern Yacht Club, More details will be available closer to the time. Be sure to mark your calendar! The Southern Yacht Club is always a festive venue. This is a evening affair so, if you have been hoping for an opportunity to wear your evening Highland attire this will be an opportunity to don it all!

CelticFest Mississippi – Mar 27 – 28, 2020, Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum,
1150 Lakeland Dr, Jackson, MS 39216.

Arkansas Scottish Festival, Friday through Sunday, April 3, 4, & 5, 2020. Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas. This is another great Highland Games where there are significant benefits to being a Patron of the Games. It’s a 499 mile drive and it takes about eight hours to drive up to Batesville, Arkansas. Finding lodging requires planning. Dogs on leashes are welcome at these Games.

Scottish Tartan Festival
When: April 2020 Details TBD
Where: Scotland Farms, Minden, La.
Website: http://scottishsociety.wixsite.com/tartan-festival