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A celebration of the genius that was, and continues to be, Robert Burns

Blog about the show

2009 is the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns birth and events are planned all over Scotland and beyond to celebrate this. The Burns250 show has been created especially with this in mind. It is a one-man show accompanied by Powerpoint slides which tells Burns' life-story based around his songs and poems.

Each song or poem has been carefully chosen to represent an event in the poet's life from his first song O Once I loved a Bonnie Lass - written for Nellie Kilpatrick, through Holy Willie's Prayer - for his friends Gavin Hamilton and Robert Aitken, Ae Fond Kiss - for Agnes McLehose, The Gowden Locks Of Anna - for Anna Park - the mother of one of his daughters, and of course Tam O Shanter - written for his friend Captain Francis Grose.   One of the last songs he wrote before his untimely death age only 37 - Here's a Health to Ane I Lo'e Dear - written for his 'nurse' Jessie Lewars- is also featured.

Praise so far....

        "thank you for the quite superb evening......your show was a stunning performance displaying a range of talents in a most entertaining way. The music, recitations and Power-point were presented in a spell-binding manner....This was Burns brought to life!" ...Bearsden Literary Society

        a great evening's entertainment... Cupar Lodge#19

        You have a marvellous voice...keep singing - John Cairney

  • Thanks for a lively, entertaining & professional presentation. It exactly matches Curriculum for Excellence. I would thoroughly recommend that any Primary or Secondary school buy into this tremendous resource
    Alice Quinn: Head Teacher St Helen's Primary.

Kev with Bill Dawson: President of the World Burns Federation
( photo by Dave Scott, Links Media )

The show is on offer now to Burns Clubs, Schools, Churches, Theatres or anywhere else that has an interest in Scotland's National Bard.

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