This is a multi-purpose page, much of it simply diverting visitors to other pages and sites.
It is clearly currently under some reconstruction.

Here you can;
See information about pub sessions in Edinburgh and further afield.
See lots of odd different sources of further Robert Burns information
Link to the band "Noisy Shoes"

The 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.
Canons' Gait Bar, Edinburgh
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 traditional Scottish band
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

Auld Lang Syne original tune at AllowayYouTube - 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)

Updated Monday 26 January 2015