Audiences will be treated to a wide range of traditional Scottish music plus a series of celebrations of the work of Robert Burns at Europe’s largest winter fringe festival next week.
Big Burns Supper 2015, from 23rd to 31st January, is a nine-day festival of contemporary and traditional culture in Dumfries and a huge public celebration of the birthday of Scotland’s national Bard, Robert Burns.
It is also part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals (a programme of events managed by EventScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government) and attracts thousands of visitors from across the UK and overseas.
Among the traditional music performers will be is BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year Robyn Stapleton, from Stranraer, the Border Strathspey & Reel Society Fiddlers and The Gallovidians.SGGYmusic group consisting of mainly fiddles and accordions; The Meat Puppet Collective: An irreverent, time travelling comedy drama filled with gusto, shenanigans and endless adventure, which stars Grant Dinwoodie of Sparo & The Yahs. This romp through Burnsian history explores ways in which we can move forward to create positive change in the local community. Other acts taking part in the festival include Nina Nesbitt, Hue and Cry and the Undertones.
This year Big Burns Supper is proud to announce that it has teamed up with Barnardo’s Scotland as its first ever charity partner.
You can see the full Big Burns Supper 2015 programme at 2014.bigburnssupper.com.