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Burns&Beyond

Brand new for 2019, Burns&Beyond celebrates the life and work of Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard, inviting audiences to discover the very best in creative talents from across Scotland in some of the capital’s most well-known buildings and a few of its more secretive spaces.

Burns&Beyond runs from Tuesday 22 January through to Sunday 27 January offering something for everybody including dancing, music, theatre, comedy, a family activity along Rose Street and a not-so-traditional Burns Supper, in an exciting and vibrant programme of events across the New and Old Towns.

In addition to the breathtaking Museum of the Moon at St Giles Cathedral and Culture Trail on Saturday 26 January, there will be a packed programme of things to see and do over the course of this unique week-long celebration. 

Red Red Rose Street

Burns And Beyond Internal

Red, Red Rose Street returns as an integral part of Burns&Beyond with a Rabbie Ramble running the length of Rose Street and a programme of musical performances in a number of the pubs and restaurants.

In collaboration with Gilded Balloon, a week of entertainment and performance comes to the Rose Theatre including the return of Captivate with their sell-out musical performance of Rabbie and, new for 2019, The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns featuring the great songs and poems of our National Bard. Gilded Balloon also present the Burns Night Comedy Club on Friday 25 January.

Scotland’s street orchestra Nevis Ensemble’s vision is music for everyone, everywhere, and on 25th and 26th January the collective will be popping up in locations and venues throughout Edinburgh city centre including scheduled stops at schools and community centres.

Burns Supper 

Freemason’s Hall on George Street becomes the New Town Hub for Burns&Beyond hosting the not-so-traditional take on a Burns Supper on Friday 25 January. 

Offering an evening of music, laughter, food and drink to celebrate the life and work of our National Bard, revellers can savour a delicious Burns Supper produced by the local award-winning restaurant Urban Angel, while witnessing the traditional Burns speeches. 

They can enjoy an immersive performance from the 40 strong Nevis Ensemble, and take part in a spot of energetic ceilidh dancing with Kilter Ceilidh Band. 

Family Events

On Saturday 26 January a Free Family Ceilidh, featuring renowned Edinburgh performers the Kilter Ceilidh Band, brings together all the traditional dances for a family audience. 

The Major Minor Music Club offers parents and children the opportunity to enjoy great music together. This performance of the Major Minor Music Club will feature Pictish Trail in a special family-friendly performance.

For more information on all of these events and to book, please visit the Burns&Beyond website

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