Band of Burns is a collaboration of twelve artists from the top echelons of the folk scene, coming together to perform a truly distinct show which celebrates the life, works and philosophies of Robert Burns.Featuring the mesmerising vocals of Ríoghnach Connolly (Afro Celt Sound System) and award-winning Scottish folk rabble-rousers The Langan Band, the show includes new versions of classic Burns songs, original compositions and instrumental sets, all celebrating the life, works and philosophies of Robert Burns.
Bringing elements of the musical traditions of their homelands; Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, and Turkey, as well as a love of Burns’s writings. They all share a belief in the values he championed – equality, social justice and the power of love – and in their pressing relevance and today’s troubled times.
After the success of last two years sold out shows in Bristol and standing ovations across the country, they are back to play another exciting gig, this time at St.George’s Bristol.
“A shimmering collection … that does full justice to the poet’s humane vision”
“Band of Burns take few prisoners with their often raucous, partying dance tunes but are also capable of softer, more reflective moments”
“Nourishing stuff beyond its times, another warm, welcoming stew to feed the bones”