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Live chamber music concerts in living rooms and other intimate spaces. They're casual and friendly, and anyone can host.
Come celebrate the New Year and your Scottish heritage with New England’s premier tenor, Austin Burns, and renowned pianist Thomas Handel. Settle in for a rollicking night dedicated to Scotland’s beloved poet Robert Burns who first discovered and transcribed the famous the ultimate New Year’s song, “Auld Lang Syne!” Sets will include songs about the beautiful countryside, wild men like Burns himself, some toe tappers, and sweet ballads. The arrangements featured are by Maureen McMullan (professor at Berklee), Arthur Foote, Franz Haydn, and Austin Burns.
What is Burns Night? Burns night is an annual tradition celebrated around the world with various throughout the month of January to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns (January 25). It is a celebration of Scottish heritage where participants are encouraged to read poems by Robert Burns and other authors. The poems are often of a lighter nature and can contain salty language on rather bawdy subjects. The celebrations also include a salute to the haggis (a savory meat pudding) listening to a bagpiper, dressing in kilts, dancing, and of course plenty of drinking.
What I need from you! To truly celebrate Burns night I need you to come prepared to have a good time. This means you are encouraged to wear your kilts, tartan colors, bring your dancing shoes and don’t be afraid to clap and make some noise.
I. Idyllic songs of the Countryside Poet arranger
Flow Gently Sweet Afton Robert Burns Austin Burns
Ae Fond Kiss Robert Burns Maureen McMullan/ A.B
Ca’ the Yowes to the Knowes Robert Burns Austin Burns
The Ash Grove trad. Austin Burns (welsh melody)
II. Rollicking songs of/about wild men
A Man’s a Man for ‘A That Robert Burns Maureen McMullan
There Was a Lad Was Born in Kyle Robert Burns Austin Burns
Charlie He’s My Darlin’ Robert Burns Austin Burns
Loch Lomond trad. Arthur Foote
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose Robert Burns Maureen McMullan
IV. Toe Tappers
Toe the Weavers Gin Ye Go Robert Burns Austin Burns
The Silver Tassie Robert Burns Maureen McMullan
V. Songs to slow your roll
Leezie Lindsay Trad. Austin Burns
My Ain Kind Dearie Robert Burns Franz Haydn/ Austin Burns
Green Grow the Rashes, O Trad. Austin Burns
Auld Lang Syne Robert Burns Maureen McMullan