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.
Premiered to critical acclaim on the 2010 Fringe, Robert Burns: Rough Cut is based on Donald Smith’s controversial novel ‘Between Ourselves’. Recreating Burns’s lost (or unwritten) diaries it tells the story of his short, but pivotal stay in Edinburgh. Robert Burns’s six months in the capital saw him at full creative stretch, but in crisis and contradiction. Robert Burns: Rough Cut presents the man behind the myth.
“Scotland’s favourite avante-garde noise makers” (The Skinny) present a Burns Night like no other. Line up to be announced, but expect an eclectic mix of musicians and poets, haggis, veggie haggis and nips of Arran Whisky.