Burns (really Todd Wong of Gung Haggis Fat Choy-fame) will be going head-to-head with Dylan Thomas and William Butler Yeats in a unique literary event this year on Thursday, March 13: The Battle of the Bards Literary Pub Crawl, a combination pub crawl/poetry slam where the legendary poets go from pub to pub downtown performing their works and being judged by members of the audience armed with scorecards. The event culminates in a Jack Karaoke-style match at Ceili's Pub, where they must do their pieces accompanied by a DJ (All Purpose's Michael Louw) and fiddler Elise Boeur. Once the contest is over much drinking and dancing is done into the wee hours. Click on the image below for more details.
Here are some pics taken at the studio:
Note to future guests: We like guests who bring Guiness!
Video of the show to follow.
Audio of the show to follow.
The "Battle of the Bards" event was a great success and fortuitously for us, Burns/Wong won the event, walking away with the heavy weight belt with a less than 3 point lead on the other two bards.
Check out pictures from Edgewater Casino CelticFest 2008 here:
Or see the sideshow here:
It was a big week for Wong who was also honoured by Premier Gordon Campbell for making an outstanding contribution to his community.
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