The Real Robbie Burns (Featuring The Celts), John Elliott Theatre, Saturday, Jan 27 at 8 pm, $30

The Real Robbie Burns featuring The Celts

This show explores the life & times of Scotland’s most famous son, Robert Burns, through song, stories, narration & dance. Performed against a backdrop of over 300 photographs of Scotland, this show is funny, musical, fascinating, entertaining & at times, irreverent.

Producer Eugene Rea says he’s surprised as no one has not yet made a movie of Burns’ life. Better known as Scotland’s bard, he was a truly fascinating and even controversial character. While his memory has been mainly confined to once a year Burns’ Suppers, few of the attendees really know much about the man, let alone understand the few pieces of his work that get an airing on these occasions.

Celtic music supergroup The Celts consist of some of the best known and most sought after musicians in their genre Their shows are true multimedia productions. Drawing heavily on the back-story, they entertain and amuse the audience as they delve into the true stories and anecdotes of the subject, celebrating his birthday, his life, songs, and all things Scottish.

Recommended – Lotus Wight, Pre-War Blues/Jazz, Loreto Home Concert, Friday, Feb 2 at 8 pm, $20

Georgetown’s Frank and Ruth Loreto have been hosting house concerts (at 3 Torino Gate) for 5 plus years and have yet to be disappointed by any of the shows.

The cost for the evening is $20 per person, with the full amount going to the performers. They need to know in advance who is coming as they can only hold 25 people comfortably and they must know how many break-time delights to prepare in advance. Now is not too soon to book this or other upcoming shows in the Loreto Home Routes Concert Series. To reserve a spot, contact Frank at: loreto@sympatico.ca.

Bring whatever you would like to drink or you can indulge in the delicious coffees provided by Stephen at Speakeasy’s in Hamiton. AND, you can have that coffee delivered to your door like they do—just go to http://speakeasycoffee.vstore.ca

For a wealth of info on other Live Music events throughout Canada (as re-posted by Frank Loreto) connect on Facebook at earstotheground.ca and on Twitter @ears2dground