Michael Pendry’s Les Colombes
at St. Giles' Cathedral
Following a series of stunning installations in recent years for Burns&Beyond at St. Giles’ Cathedral, we are thrilled to return to the landmark building and welcome German artist Michael Pendry to Scotland for his first installation with the beautiful Les Colombes (The Doves), a winding column of more than 2,500 origami paper doves which will fly the full length of St. Giles’ Cathedral. Symbolizing love, hope and kindness, the doves encourage a feeling of optimism as we reflect on years past and look ahead into 2022.
THE TWILIGHT SAD – STRIPPED BACK
with special guests CLOTH
Burns&Beyond are proud to present a very special evening of stripped-back, intimate live performance from The Twilight Sad. One of the most important bands to come out of Scotland in recent times, the band will be performing songs from across their critically acclaimed body of work.
With special guest LIZZIE REID
The pioneering Falkirk duo of Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton called it a day in 2006 before getting back together 10 years later to perform a series of acclaimed, sold-out shows. ‘We really enjoyed doing those gigs,’ recalls Middleton. ‘So, it made sense to try writing together again’.
NEU! REEKIE!‘s – This-Is-Not-A-Burns-Night Burns Night
with special guests
Aidan O’rourke, James Robertson & Kit Downes
Alan Bissett Hoose Perties (DJ Set)
Michael Pedersen & Kevin Williamson
With over a decade of unfurling alternative Burns Nights under their belts, Neu! Reeke! are perhaps the best placed cabal in Scotland to conjure an atypical Burns Night that’ll ruffle feathers and arouse the senses.
with special guests
Burns&Beyond are very proud to present the triumphant live return of the Treacherous Orchestra and exclusive live show, their first since 2019.
A joyous explosion of instrumental brilliance, rampaging humour and cracking tunes, Treacherous Orchestra take modern Scottish dance music into a thrilling new dimension.
THE BIG BURNS COMEDY NIGHT
presented in partnership with Edinburgh’s legendary Gilded Balloon
Join comedy legend Fred Macaulay for a very special night of laughs at Burns&Beyond, returning to the stage to bring us all some much-needed laughs from some Scotland and the UK’s best loved comedians featuring Larry Dean, Susie McCabe, Des Clarke & Maisie Adam.
RIP IT UP!
A Celebration of Scottish Pop
Rip it up and start again… Join a stunning line-up of Scottish music legends and emerging talent alike for a celebration of Scottish Pop music, curated by BBC broadcaster and champion of Scottish music Vic Galloway
2021 Gallery & Videos
Performances from Ricky Ross, KT Tunstall, Rachel Sermanni and more, plus incredible images from the Scottish premier of Yvette Mattern's Global Rainbow above the skies of Edinburgh.