Rabbie Burns Nights with a Scottish Folksinger

Rabbie Burns nights, or Robert Burns nights depending on the name of your choosing are renowned all over the world. A celebration of the most famous poet and bard from Scotland.

Ask anyone in Scotland if they have heard of Rabbie Burns and you will recieve an instant yes, or aye, a Scot's term for yes.

Not only in Scotland, but around the world many Burns societies exist, and celebrate this wonderful poet and songwriter every year. The date celebrated is Burns birthday on 25th January. However, it must be noted that many Rabbie Burns Nights are held on dates other than 25th January and can be up to 6 months adrift of the birth date. It is the celebration that matters most.

On a wider spectrum it can be said that Burns songs are better known due to their inclusion by numerous Scottish, Irish, and other folk bands from around the world.

Some of his most famous songs include one song in particular that is sung worldwide in every nation of the world. The song is Auld Lang Syne. many countries sing this in their native tongue and are unaware of its Scottish origins. Bob Ferguson is not long in teaching his audiences the true origins of any Rabbie Burns songs.

Other well known songs sung at Rabbie Burns nights are : - My love is like a red, red rose, Annie Laurie, Ca the yowes, Rattlin Roarin Willie, Ye Jacobites by name. Ae fond kiss, Aye Waukin O', and there are many more.

Bob Ferguson performs many of the songs while roaming around the audience, and inciting audience participation.

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Other Traditions at Rabbie Burns Nights

While attending a Rabbie Burns night you will have the pleasure of numerous toasts to the genius himself, often with a quality Scottish whisky.

The food is almost always Haggis, Neeps, and Tatties; a legendary traditional Scottish meal that any visitor to Scotland should savour.

Before the presentation of the meal a local bard will perform the address to the haggis. A Scottish tradition at all Burns events, and as it is spoken in the old Scottish tongue, those unused to the broad Scottish dialect will need to listen very carefully. However, the re-enactment by the bard is entertainment in itself.

Guests will also, often be presented with one or two more of Burns poems.

Rabbie Burns Nights include Scottish folk songs