Burns Night is celebrated every year on January 25, and marks the birthday of the 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns. Burns Night 2010 is the 251st anniversary of the poet’s birth.
My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.
Burns Night celebrations typically include poetry recitation, bagpipe music, singing, traditional ceilidh dancing, whisky drinking, and a dinner featuring none other than haggis.
The Burns Supper is an institution of Scottish life and is very much a night to celebrate the life and works of the national Bard. Suppers can range from an informal gathering of friends to a huge, formal dinner full of pomp and circumstance.
If you are thinking of visiting Edinburgh on Burns Night, it is a good idea to book your accommodation in advance, as the city gets very busy with the celebrations. For the perfect stylish, centrally located self-catering apartment with space for up to 6 people, visit www.edinburghselfcatering.org for more information.
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….And if you are thinking of celebrating Burns Night 2010 in Edinburgh there is no shortage of places to celebrate. Here’s a sample of what’s on…
Supper with Burns at The Tass
A seasonal favourite – an alternative Burns supper at Edinburgh’s famous Burns pub, hosted by storytellers David Campbell, Donald Smith and Linda Bandelier. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Mon Jan 25 and Tue Jan 26 2010 – 7pm (2hrs), £17
Tass Bar, 1 High Street, Edinburgh Lothian EH1 1SR
Join Foolish Notion for the perfect introduction (or refresher!) to the life and work of Robert Burns. With live music, lots of participation and a witty storytelling style, discover the history of Scotland’s famous bard through his best-known work – including Tam O’Shanter, Tae a Mouse and Address to a Haggis.
Fri 22 Jan (7pm) & Sat 23 Jan (2.30pm), Age 8-adult, £8/£6, Family ticket £24 (4 people) at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh Lothian EH1 1SR
Hopscotch Theatre: Tam O’Shanter – Sunday 24th January at 12:45 & 14:45
Duration: 30 mins
Suitable for: Everybody
Venue: Hawthornden Court
Join the slightly tipsy Tam as he bravely mounts his trusty grey mare Meg and sets off into the heart of a raging storm to confront the deil himsel! Hopscotch Theatre presents this entertaining production of Burns’ epic tale.
Burns Night Supper at the Whiski Bar & Restaurant
Go to the Whiski bar for a memorable Burns Night Supper to celebrate our national poet Robert Burns whose message of friendship and Auld Lang Syne lives on. FOOTSTOMPING – traditional Scottish fiddle band will be playing live in the bar to celebrate all things Scottish and ensure the night goes with a bang …
Sunday 24th Jan – live music from 9:00PM, Monday 25th Jan – live music from 9:00PM
£19.95 from 6PM
WHISKI Bar & Restaurant, 119 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG Edinburgh EH1 1SG
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