Girvan Folk Festival in cooperation with Culzean Castle is presenting a special concert as part of The Burns Festival Fringe.
Burns and the Tradition: In the footsteps of Jean Redpath.
Fiona Ross with Brian Miller
Friday 10th May, 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Tickets £12.50
Culzean Castle, The Round Drawing Room
A very special evening of folk songs from the Scots song tradition. Robert Burns enriched the tradition through his extensive collecting of folk songs and his own writing. Fiona Ross is a Scots singer now living in Australia and Patron of the Melbourne Burns Club. Brian Miller is a singer and instrumentalist with huge experience and respect among folk musicians throughout Scotland. Jean Redpath, who was Patron of the Burns Bicentenary Festival, performed in The Round Drawing Room at Culzean Castle in 1996 and this special concert brings scots songs to the heart of the Castle, following in Jean’s footsteps. Jean Redpath was a pioneer, who brought the songs of Scotland and of Burns to people throughout the world, and particularly in her adopted home in America. Brian Miller appeared with Jean on Scottish television and together with Fiona Ross is a skilled exponent of Scotland’s rich heritage of music and song. Culzean Castle and the surrounding countryside in Ayrshire is steeped in history and balladry and it the ideal setting for this very special evening.
Tickets for the concert also grants you evening access to Culzean and the Castle. The evening will be recorded for Radio broadcast after the event.
Tickets from www.girvanfolkfestival.org.uk/tickets
If you intend to ‘linger longer’ in the area before or after visiting Girvan Folk Festival, we would recommend that you visit Culzean Castle, just a few miles up the coast from Girvan.