Every 25 January, Scots and Scotophiles around the world celebrate Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. And since one of his famous poems is about the national dish, haggis, Burns Suppers are an occasion to taste haggis, recite poetry and enjoy Scottish music. You certainly won't be able to go to celebrate in Scotland this year, but one advantage of lockdown, is that you can enjoy some online Burns celebrations.
On the day itself, available from 2 p.m. French time, you can enjoy a Postcards from Scotland, a concert where contemporary Scottish musicians explore their connections to Burns, a popular lyricist as well as poet. Find the performance here.
From 8-9.15 p.m. French time, catch comedian Janey Godley's Big Burns Supper with loads of guests including singers KT Tunstall and Dougie Maclean, folk groups Manran and Skerryvore and the hilarious Ms Godley herself.
For Scottish nostalgics everywhere, Maclean will no doubt perform his alternative Scottish anthem, "Caledonia".
And on Friday 29, also from 2 p.m., the Scottish Poetry Library has invited a bunch of modern-day Scottish poets to celebrate Burns.
> Toasting Robert Burns
> Robert Burns Digital Resources
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