Here’s to the Bard

Scottish poet Robert BurnsIt’s time to shake off those January blues.  And what better way to do it than by celebrating Rabbie Burn’s birthday.

How you do it is completely up to you but with the selection of Burn’s night fayre on offer, your choices are endless.

A global connection

Go large and eclectic at Celtic Connections. Enjoy a global experience at the International Burns Concert at the SSE Hydro.  South African vocal trio the Mahotella Queens,  Greek-Cypriot balladeer Alkinoos Ioannidis with Karine Polwart and Scotland’s Salsa Celtica will all be commemorating the Bard with their diverse sounds.

Traditional treats

If you’re looking for a more traditional Burn’s night then Rab Ha’s is the answer.  Tartan wallpaper and Rabbie’s picture await you.  Locally sourced ingredients, Scottish spirit – liquid and otherwise – make it the perfect place to honour the poet.

Dancing feet don’t need to look any further than Cottier’s Burns night on Saturday 25 January.  Enjoy the delicious three-course meal, complete with toasts, bagpipes and poetry before the Ceilidh kicks off at 9pm.

Foodie fun

For an indulgent combination of dancing, food, music and poetry try Ubiquitous Chip on Sunday 26 January. Enjoy a delectable four-course meal, with obligatory drams of whisky.  And when the orator,  piper and musicians walk into the bar get ready to ceilidh.

DIY Burns

Alternatively you can bring Burns to your house.  Just add whisky, haggis, neeps, tatties with friends.  Check out the Robert Burn’s Organisation for the poetry and you’re away.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie’s a hand o’thine!
And we’ll tak’ a right guid-willie waught,
For auld lang syne

Enjoy!

-B

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2 responses to “Here’s to the Bard

  1. Great suggestions gals…. cheers

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