Five poets respond critically, wittily, whimsically and bitingly to a Burns poem of their choosing. With bespoke sets, and a raised eyebrow (and a raised glass) to Rabbie, come join five of Scotland’s best loved poets and spoken word acts as they take on and respond to Burns’ work with their own provocations and verse. Featuring Liz Lochhead, Billy Letford, Harry Giles, Iona Lee and Andrew Blair; hosted by Jenny Lindsay.
Jenny Lindsay founded Flint & Pitch Productions in 2016, after four successful years as the ‘Rally’ of acclaimed literary cabaret Rally & Broad – “a beacon of brilliance on the live lit scene.” (The List)
A live music event especially curated to fit with the themes of the Burns Unbroke festival. Folk-noir balladeer Rachel Sermanni’s work has been described as ‘Stately, Poetic, Rooted in the Traditional’ (Clash) and she cites Burns as an inspiration.
Featuring Burns’ most popular works – including Tam O’Shanter, Tae a Mouse, Tae a Louse, Address to a Haggis – and with lots of audience participation, poetry, storytelling and live music, Oor Rabbie is the perfect introduction to the life and works of Rabbie Burns for everyone aged 7 and over.