“A shimmering collection … that does full justice to the poet’s humane vision” The Times
Front Room Songs proudly presents the acclaimed Band of Burns, a stunning collaboration between twelve artists from the top echelons of the folk scene, coming together to perform truly breathtaking performances. Featuring the mesmerising vocals of Ríoghnach Connolly (Afro Celt Sound System) and award-winning Scottish folk rabble-rousers The Langan Band, the show includes new versions of classic Burns songs, original compositions and instrumental sets, all celebrating the life, works and philosophies of Robert Burns.
Bringing elements of the musical traditions of their homelands; Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, and Turkey, the band originally formed for two shows in January 2017. As well as a love of Burns’s writings, all share a belief in the values he championed – equality, social justice and the power of love – and in their pressing relevance amid today’s troubled times. The band released their debut album, recorded at live at their sell-out show at London’s Union Chapel in January 2018, followed by a nationwide tour, to standing ovations at every show.
“Nourishing stuff beyond its times, another warm, welcoming stew to feed the bones” The Guardian
Tickets available from the Harlequin Theatre website