Canons' Gait Bar, 232 Canongate (lower part of The Royal
Mile), has live music on various evenings, but the
Wednesday Session has a reputation as one of the city's
most accessible traditional music sessions. The session
starts at about 9pm every Wednesday, and ends at 11.15pm.
If you are new to the session scene, Nigel Gatherer's short introduction is very useful. On his scale, the Tass Wednesday Session would count as roughly "intermediate". Visitors are welcome; if you just want to listen come on in and get yourself a drink. If you want to join in, just speak to one of the regulars and we'll get you squeezed in.
We have a Facebook Group.
Listings with search facility for traditional sessions worldwide at thesession.org website.
||Bob Murray (owner of this site) has a
long-standing interest in the subject of potential
Scottish National Anthems. See his article on the
subject at www.scottishnationalanthem.co.uk
The list has eight contenders - three of them Burns pieces;
A Man's a Man
Auld Lang Syne
Flower of Scotland
Freedom Come All Ye
God Save the Queen
Scotland the Brave
Scots Wha Hae
|Good Robert Burns Resources
National Burns Collection
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Robert Burns World Federation
Noisy Shoes are a
traditional (mainly) Scottish band, based in Edinburgh.
They are well-versed in the popular session scene, and
are Burns lovers.
Link to www.noisyshoes.com
|YouTube - Noisy Shoes performing Auld Lang Syne to the original tune, at Burns Cottage, Alloway, January 2010. (The band would like you to know that only some of the bad notes are down to amateurism and lack of practice. Others can be blamed on the difficulty of playing outdoors on a cold January day !)||Burns Night-and-a-Half
||Mixed Robert Burns Articles and Links
BBC Web Page on "Robert Burns and Radicalism"
National Trust for Scotland 24/1/07 Press Release about new Burns Project funding
ScotlandsPeople page with partial details (and image) of document stating Burns' assets at the time of his death
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6683387.stm sale of miniature portrait possibly of Burns (pic. on file)