20th January – Club Burns Night

Irvine Folk Club will host their very own Burns night later this month.
The club will meet on Wednesday January 20 at Vineburgh Community Centre not for a supper, but an evening of celebrating the music and verse of the Bard in the town where Burns lived and worked for a while and found inspiration for some of his writing.
The club Burns night starts at 8pm, its BYOB as usual and there will be some appropriate food, but, as club Treasurer Joyce says: “Don’t go without your dinner before you come!”
Last week’s guest Brian McNeill – who was in tremendous form – confirmed that floor singers and musicians are the backbone of any good folk club.
Since its inception, the Irvine club has been fortunate in attracting a steady stream of good singers and musicians to do floor spots.
The club Burns night gives the floor singers, musicians and a particularly skilled Burns verse speaker a chance to showcase their own favourites from the music and verse of the Bard.
Club memberships are also now due – priced at £15.
The only ‘elsewhere’ to mention at this time of year is Celtic Connections in Glasgow – the 10th year that Donald Shaw has been in charge. There’s a stack of concerts and workshops plus late night sessions in venues all over Glasgow, but the key venue is of course The Royal Glasgow Concert Hall. Whether it’s strathspey and reels, new voices, gaelic americana or afro celtic, there will most likely be something to suit you
For more information head over to:www.celticconnections.com