Burns&Beyond

Burns&Beyond returns in January 2022, celebrating the life and legacy of Robert Burns through traditional and contemporary art and culture from across Scotland and Beyond!

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Edinburgh’s flagship Burns festival returns for its fourth edition from Sat 22 Jan – Sat 5 Feb 2022, celebrating the life and legacy of Robert Burns with an outstanding programme of traditional and contemporary art and culture, from across Scotland and beyond.

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Upcoming Events at Burns&Beyond

Michael Pendry’s Les Colombes - POSTPONED

Michael Pendry’s Les Colombes - POSTPONED

22nd January 2022 - 5th February 2022

This stunning installation is arranged to give new life to the Cathedral, embodying our resolve to be kind to our fellow humans, and to do our part in making a better tomorrow.
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The Twilight Sad - Stripped Back - CANCELLED

The Twilight Sad - Stripped Back - CANCELLED

22nd January 2022

Burns&Beyond are proud to present a very special evening of stripped-back, intimate live performance from The Twilight Sad on 22nd January.
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Arab Strap - POSTPONED

Arab Strap - POSTPONED

24th January 2022

Arab Strap returned in 2021 with their 7th studio album As Days Get Dark – their first since 2005's The Last Romance – so don't miss out on this fantastic show as part of Burns&Beyond!
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Neu! Reekie!’s - This-Is-Not-A-Burns-Night Burns Night - POSTPONED

Neu! Reekie!’s - This-Is-Not-A-Burns-Night Burns Night - POSTPONED

25th January 2022

Neu! Reeke! are perhaps the best placed cabal in Scotland to conjure an atypical Burns Night that’ll ruffle feathers and arouse the senses.
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The Big Burns Comedy Night - POSTPONED

The Big Burns Comedy Night - POSTPONED

26th January 2022

Join comedy legend Fred Macaulay for a very special night of laughs at Burns&Beyond, bringing us all some much-needed laughs from some Scotland and the UK’s best loved comedians!
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Treacherous Orchestra - POSTPONED

Treacherous Orchestra - POSTPONED

27th January 2022

Burns&Beyond are very proud to present the triumphant live return of the Treacherous Orchestra and exclusive live show, their first since 2019.
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Rip It Up! - POSTPONED

Rip It Up! - POSTPONED

28th January 2022

Join a stunning line-up of Scottish music legends and emerging talent performing some of their favourite songs from seven decades of Scottish pop with the incredible 10-piece Rip It Up! band.
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Brìghde Chaimbeul and Aidan O’Rourke - POSTPONED

Brìghde Chaimbeul and Aidan O’Rourke - POSTPONED

2nd February 2022

Burns&Beyond welcome back Brìghde Chaimbeul in partnership with Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke beneath Michael Pendry’s stunning Les Colombes (Doves) installation in St. Giles’ Cathedral on 2nd Februar
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The Choir of St. Giles’ Cathedral - POSTPONED

The Choir of St. Giles’ Cathedral - POSTPONED

3rd February 2022

Burns&Beyond are proud to present The Choir of St. Giles’ Cathedral, for a very special evening of choral music on the themes of peace, hope and reconciliation!
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Rachel Newton - POSTPONED

Rachel Newton - POSTPONED

4th February 2022

Enjoy a special solo-acoustic performance from singer and harpist Rachel Newton, beneath Michael Pendry’s stunning Les Colombes (Doves) installation.
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ScotlandsFest 2018

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Enjoy varied afternoon sessions of stimulating conversation, readings and debate with writers, artists and thinkers.
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The Scottish International Storytelling Festival returns in October 2022.
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Edinburgh International Book Festival

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