Burns Night 2020: A Burns Concert & Burns Night at the Museum

Published: 21 January 2020

Wondering how to celebrate Burns Night this year? Why not join the Centre for Robert Burns Studies and partners for: A Burns Concert (Thurs 23 Jan) or Burns Night at the Museum (Fri 24 Jan). All welcome!

A Burns Concert

Date: Thursday 23 January 2020

Time: 1.10pm–2pm

Venue: University Concert Hall

Alastair Savage (fiddle), Alice Allen (cello), John Shedden (reader) feature some of the fiddle tunes that inspired Robert Burns across his life.

Burns learned tunes from his native Ayrshire and Dumfriesshire, found others on his travels across Scotland and picked them up from published collections, especially those by famous fiddlers Niel Gow and William Marshall.

Alongside the timeless lyrics Burns often wrote to match them, John Shedden will let us hear what Burns had to say about these tunes in his song notes, tour journals, commonplace books and letters.


Burns Night at the Museum

Date: Friday 24 January 2020

Time: 7pm-10pm

Venue: Hunterian Museum

 In recognition of 2020 being Visit Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, the theme of this year’s Burns Night at the Museum is ‘Burns on Water’.

Join the Centre for Robert Burns Studies and the Hunterian Museum for an evening of music, poetry, crafts and song celebrating this theme – suitable for all the family!

A cash bar will be available as well as free whisky samples for over 18s.

This event is free, but booking is recommended: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/night-at-the-museum-burns-on-water-registration-86663012403

First published: 21 January 2020