Monday, July 9, 2012
Life, Love & Liberty. The Dumfries Burns pageant.
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival is delighted to bring this unique world premiere event to the heart of Dumfries
– the town that so inspired the great Scottish Bard that he thought of Dumfries as his “song shop”. This was the place where he wrote more than 100 songs and brought us many of his most famous and enduring works including For A’ That and A’ That, Tam O’Shanter and A Red, Red Rose.
Join the man himself as he, his wife Jean, a cast of local characters, musicians and a chorus of singers, take you back in time to the ‘Dumfries Years’ (1788 to 1796). Walk in his footsteps on the cobbles where he trod and hear him breathe with the passion and clarity of spirit that characterises his work and his time here, a time of inspiration, radical political views, of excise tales, friendships and prolific song.
More than an historic trail, this new play by John Cairney captures the raw truth behind one of the greatest artists ever to have lived and invites you to celebrate his words, music and life in the places where he lived, loved, worked and drew his final breath.
Be with us from the start of what promises to become a major annual event marking the day Robert Burns died in Dumfries aged 37 on 21st July 1796 - a truly special celebration and inspiration for the town, its people and its welcome visitors.
Saturday, 21st July 6.00pm-7.30pm
Sunday, 22nd July 3.00pm-4.30pm & 6.00pm-7.30pm
Adults: £10.00 Children aged 12-16: £8.00
Family ticket covering two adults and two children: £32.00
Children under 12 free however they must be accompanied by an adult
For further information about the route please contact Midsteeple Box Office on 01387 253383