A Waltz Across the Carpet

  • This article has been written with the support of Burns&Beyond.
  • 4 November 2019
A Waltz Across the Carpet

A special night of music and entertainment as part of Burns&Beyond, in support of Tiny Changes

In their expanded second year series of events, the team behind Burns&Beyond have announced that the 2020 programme will feature a special charity concert, A Waltz Across the Carpet, to celebrate the life and music of Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison. All proceeds raised from the concert will be donated to Tiny Changes, a charity founded by Hutchison's family following his death in 2018 to raise awareness about mental health issues affecting children and young people.

Hutchison, who openly expressed his personal struggles with mental health through his music, art and interviews, impacted the lives of so many people throughout his life and continues to do so to this day. Tiny Changes was founded to carry on his legacy and aims to inspire 'positive action on mental health among young people and to make tiny changes to Earth', referencing a much-loved Frightened Rabbit lyric.

Fittingly, A Waltz Across the Carpet also takes its name from a Hutchison-penned lyric in the song 'Old Old Fashioned'. The night of live music and entertainment at the Assembly Rooms will be curated by Scott's brother and bandmate, Grant Hutchison, and is set to feature many artists and performers whose lives were touched by both Scott's music and friendship. All proceeds raised from the event's ticket sales, as well as other fundraising throughout the festival, will be donated to Tiny Changes.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Sun 26 Jan, 8–10.30pm. Ticket: £40 (inc. fees)


Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker returns to celebrate the life and legacy of Robert Burns through traditional and contemporary art and culture from across Scotland and beyond. The 2021 free online programme includes KT Tunstall, Aidan O’Rourke, Rachel Sermanni, Aidan Moffat, Kinnaris and more.

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