Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is a place for families and the local community. In addition to all our learning resources and information on Robert Burns, we host regular family-friendly community events on Burns Night, Easter, May Day, Summer Family Fun Day and Halloween, as well as classes for children during the summer and October school holidays.
The museum was delighted to hold our very first competition here in March. Junior brass bands from all over Scotland came to wow us with their talent and what a job they did!
Burns wrote some of Scotland’s best loved songs and we were blow away by the interpretations played by the bands of so many classics, from Auld Lang Syne to My Love is Like a Red Red Rose.
It may have seemed to some a bit of a strange event to hold at the museum; brass certainly isn’t an instrument most people associate with Burns. But the heritage and ethos behind brass bands reflect Burns’s love of Scotland and its people. It certainly is a genre of music that binds communities together, relishes in their heritage and gives those with a blossoming talent the chance to share it!
We hope very much to start counting down to Brass @ the Bards 2014 very soon!
Meanwhile, to see photos from the event follow this link.