While in Edinburgh, fans of Burns will be able to see some of the well-known portraits of Robert Burns at theScottish National Portrait Gallery, painted by good friend and renowned Scottish artist Alexander Nasmyth. In the market city of Dumfries, Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club plays host a traditional Burns Supper full with music, poetry and dancing for a memorable night of toe-tapping entertainment. Featuring Claire Hastings, former BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year, in addition to a spectacular array of performers, friends can celebrate the national poet’s birthday in music and style.
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Julia had to do this with a boatload of youngsters to handle – and shortly she began sending some of the children north to Memphis, to reside with Charles. I don’t know if there is some other musical performer in history with extra mystery and misinformation round him than bluesman Robert Johnson. The story you just heard of his demise is an amalgamation of several accounts of his last days on earth.