“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.
Founded in December 2010 by poets Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, Neu! Reekie! has fast become one of the UK’s most acclaimed and exciting artistic collectives. Most recently, they have presented Where Are We Now, for Hull City of Culture and an event to celebrate Trainspotting’s 21st birthday at Leith Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. Their annual Burns nights are one of the most anticipated dates on Edinburgh’s cultural calendar.
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.
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.
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.