Concert is a fitting Burns tribute

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A contemporary music celebratory tribute to the works of Robert Burns will be held on Wednesday 22 January at Ayr Town Hall.

Taking place as part of the Alloway 1759 Festival the Robert Burns Humanitarian Concert is headlined by Eddi Reader MBE, a singer songwriter known both for her recording of Burns songs and also her success with Fairground Attraction and impressive solo career.

With a career spanning over three decades, Eddi Reader has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

Eddi’s 10th solo venture, Vagabond (Feb 2014) is a captivating, deeply personal, yet universal sounding recording, it features a cast of well-chosen musicians and long-term musical collaborators.

Join the audience as she hosts an intimate celebration of the bard, joined by some special guests and local talent showcasing the work of Robert Burns in his birthplace.

The concert also features Little Fire ft Milla Crann.

This Ayrshire based duo are both solo performers in their own right and together they create something very special and very Scottish.

Jemma Kate is a local singer-songwriter.

Her unique raw sound covers contemporary acoustic folk and traditional Scots music as well as her own material.

Sean Kennedy is a musician born in Irvine, Ayrshire who has worked alongside many highly acclaimed writers and producers.

Eilidh Grant’s stunning voice beautifully renders both classic folk songs and original material.

With a love for traditional and contemporary folk alike, underpinned by a passion for Burns, Eilidh has made a considerable impression on the British and Irish folk scenes, winning a Scottish new music award for best Folk / Traditional recording of year in 2011.

The concert also pays homage to the prestigious Robert Burns Humanitarian Award presented each year to a group or individual who has saved, improved or enriched the lives of others.

Tickets costing £18 (downstairs seated) £20 (gallery seated) from Ayr Gaiety Box Office 01292 288235 or ayrgaiety.co.uk