Band of Burns is a unique collaboration of twelve artists from the top echelons of the folk scene – including members of such prestigious groups as Afro Celt Sound System and The Langan Band and The Breath. These individuals come together to perform a truly distinct show which celebrates the life, works and philosophies of Robert Burns, sharing a profound belief in the values he championed – equality, social justice and the power of love – and in their pressing relevance amid today’s troubled times.
The band is a tightly knit ensemble of musicians who all shine bright in their own right, with a string of awards and an admirable checklist of every big concert venue in the UK. They collectively create one of the most powerful and compelling sounds of Folk and World music.
“A shimmering collection … that does full justice to the poet’s humane vision”
Alastair Caplin (Musical Director, Violin, Viola, Vocals, Guitar)
Ríoghnach Connolly (Vocals, Irish Flute) John Langan (Vocals, Guitar, Cajon)
Adam Beattie (Vocals, Guitar, Double Bass) Mikey Kenney (Violin, Vocals)
Dila Vardar (Vocals, Finger Bells) Dominie Hooper (Vocals, Cello)
Ellis Davies (Guitar, Vocals) Ewan MacDonald (Violin, Cittern)
Dave Tunstall (Double Bass, Border Pipes) Lewis Murray (Violin Viola)
Feilimi Devlin (Bodhran)
Album launch dates 11-13 Oct 2019, touring 16 Jan – 2 Feb 2020 & available for festivals 2020.