Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker returned in January 2021 for a third year, celebrating the life and legacy of Robert Burns through traditional and contemporary art and culture from across Scotland and Beyond...

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Featured Event
Lucky Middlemass’s Tavern

Aidan O’Rourke & Friends

Featuring Performances by:

  • Aidan O’Rourke

  • Ricky Ross

  • Rachel Sermanni

  • Allan Macdonald

  • Aidan Moffat

  • Kathleen Jamie

Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker celebrates The Bard with an online recreation of Lucky Middlemass’s Tavern.  Filmed on location in The Caves, Edinburgh, the site of the famed 18th century tavern, where the ale and claret flowed along with progressive discussion and music, and where literary greats and Enlightenment figures including Robert Burns, David Hume, Adam Smith, Deacon Brodie, James Watt and Benjamin Franklin were just some of the regulars, an uproarious and thought-provoking assembly of song and poetry has been curated by Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke.

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Featured Event
Lucky Middlemass’s Tavern

NEU! REEKIE! Presents

Featuring Performances by:

  • Neu! Reekie!

  • Withered Hand

  • Billy Liar

  • Janette Ayachi

  • Suzi Cunningham

Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker celebrates The Bard with an online recreation of Lucky Middlemass’s Tavern.  Filmed on location in The Caves, Edinburgh, the site of the famed 18th century tavern, where the ale and claret flowed along with progressive discussion and music, and where literary greats and Enlightenment figures including Robert Burns, David Hume, Adam Smith, Deacon Brodie, James Watt and Benjamin Franklin were just some of the regulars, an uproarious and thought-provoking assembly of song and poetry curated by Edinburgh arts collective Neu! Reekie!

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Featured Event
Exclusive Performance

Ricky Ross

Exclusive performances from Ricky Ross, one of Scotland finest songwriters and legendary frontman of Deacon Blue, including a brand-new unreleased track ‘Still Walking’ performed by Ricky Ross and special guest Aidan O’Rourke.

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Featured Event

Rachel Sermanni

One of the most famous love songs written by Robert Burns, ‘A Red, Red Rose’. Part of the song’s appeal is its use of powerful, natural imagery to convey a love that is ever-lasting and capable of surviving both distance and time.