It’s Burns Night this evening and Scots all over the world will be celebrating the birthday of Robbie Burns, The only Burns Supper I have ever been to was in the rather posh Stockholm suburb of Lidingö. I do wonder if home-sick ex-pats take it even more seriously than those who live in Scotland.
I did learn that evening that Burns is rather popular in Russia.
Do any of you normally attend an event or watch a special Burns Night TV programme? Or attend a gig at Celtic Connections?
Are young people interested or is it just something for the oldies?
This year will be a very Zoomy, YouTubby Burns bash.
I have not a drop of Scots blood in my body (but rather too many drops of Famous Grouse), but I would greatly enjoy a little celebration of Scottish music, poetry, fiction, cinema, cooking…
Please post a track or two of your favourite Scottish artists. Or give us a few tips on books or movies.
I am going to kick off with a clip that MikeH recommended recently. Iona Foyle singing a song by Michael Marra. Perfect!
I just found out that Iona has been receiving a lot of criticism and worse recently for singing in the Scotch language. My Burns must be turning in his grave!