Looks like this could be a great evening!
Chiefly In The Scottish Dialect
Burns Monument Centre Sat 28th July, 2012 - 7.30 – 9.30pm
Celebrating the publication of Robert Burns’s ‘Kilmarnock Edition’
The Burns Monument Centre will host an evening of talks, poetry and music in celebration of Robert Burns’s most famous work, “Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect”.
Zoe Strachan, Reader in Residence at East Ayrshire Libraries, along with Library staff, decided to celebrate the significance of the literary masterpiece by hosting an event to mark the anniversary of its publication.
The evening will kick off with Professor Alan Riach giving an insight into the Kilmarnock Edition and its significance in contemporary Scottish Literature.
Poet Cheryl Follon will entertain the audience with readings from Burns as well as her own works. The celebration will culminate with music from actor Tam Dean Burn’s band, ‘The Bum-Clocks’ (Scots for “a flying summer beetle”). Their unique take on Burns songs mashes together his work with contemporary legends such as Iggy Pop and Bob Dylan, bringing a raw rocky intensity, while staying true to Burns’s earthy Scots dialect, humour and passion.
The event has been sponsored by the Jefferson Restaurant which will be providing nibbles at the end of the performance.
Tickets cost £10/£8 concession and are available from the Dick Institute 01563 554300 and the Burns Monument Centre 01563 576695