Celebrate Scotland's bard with the whole family at Burns&Beyond
- Deborah Chu
- 10 January 2019
There's plenty of ceilidhs, gigs and activities to get the wee ones in on the fun at Edinburgh's new festival in honour of Robert Burns
As Scots around the world prepare to salute the great Ploughman Poet this Burns Night, Edinburgh's inaugural Burns&Beyond festival may be the perfect way to introduce the bairns to the work of the great Robert Burns. The festival, which celebrates the life and work of the famous Scottish poet, will offer audiences the chance to experience some of the country's brightest talent across the capital's most storied venues and hidden gems. And with a host of kid-friendly events programmed, families will have plenty of opportunities to partake in the creative spirit together.
Since it wouldn't truly be a Burns Night celebration without a good old fashioned ceilidh, the Kilter Ceilidh Band will take their audience through their paces at this free family event. Suitable for Gay Gordons and Dashing White Sergeants young and old.
The Freemason's Hall, Sat 26 Jan, 11am–12pm, free.
Miss the days of going to a gig without the hassle of arranging childcare? Never fear, as Lost Map's Pictish Trail will be hosting a two-hour gig for music fans big and small. In addition to some incredible live music, there'll also be activities like face painting to keep the minors out of too much mischief while the parents decide what t-shirt to buy from the merch stand.
The Freemason's Hall, Sat 26 Jan, 2–4pm, £10 (£5).