Never done Burns' Night? These events in Lincoln and Lincolnshire will make you think again - (haggis optional!)

Have you ever sung Auld Lang Syne on New Year’s Eve? If the answer is "yes", then you do know at least one of Robert Burns’ poems and songs (he wrote more than 550 before his death in 1796). In fact his fame and influence as a Scottish poet and lyricist is so groundbreaking and wide reaching, that for literally centuries people have been commemorating Robert Burns with a special day on what would be his birthday – January 25 – every year. This is one thing that makes Burns’ Night incredible. Think of it this way. When was the last time you celebrated Shakespeare Day? Shakespeare is possibly the most famous writer and one of the most influential human beings ever to have lived. But, for the time being at least, we don’t celebrate a day in his honour. Robert Burns Robert Burns, also know as Rabbie Burns, was born on January 25, 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland He was a poet and lyricist His works were written in Scots, but also in English and a light Scots dialect He was a pioneer of the Romantic movement – a literary, musical and intellectual movement characterised by emphasis on […]

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