Burns Night: Online

This event will be streamed online


Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser

Tune in this January for a unique Scottish celebration from the comfort of your own home.
If you can’t get to the ceilidh, we’ll bring the ceilidh to you!

Join the Nest Collective online for a night bedecked in tartan and tam o’shanters, with whisky flowing and floorboards shaking, all in celebration of Scotland’s favourite son, Robert Burns.

Your host Sam Lee will guide you through the evening. Dance along at home to a live ceilidh band (with Covid-safe demonstration dancers!), listen to contributions from special guest musicians, and enjoy the Burns ceremony itself.

This special live broadcast will be available for free on Youtube.

Join in with the festivities:
Dance the night away to our ceilidh band from your own Burns dancefloor-of-choice.
Get the haggis, neeps and tatties ready and cater your own Burns supper at home along with us!
Cook, dance, listen and share in the wisdom of Robert Burns.

Our very own Ceilidh Liberation Front band will provide the soundtrack to these ceilidh dances specially re-purposed for spaces large or small, for groups, couples or solo dancers – no experience is necessary. Come on in, don’t be shy. Lace up your dancing shoes and dosie-do before your dinner!

Drams will be raised, sporrans polished, lassies toasted, dosies do’ed, willows stripped, and homage paid to Rabbie Burns in the most unruly fashion!

We are very excited to announce the special guest musicians offering contributions will be:

Ewan McLennan • Alasdair Roberts • Burd Ellen • Namvula • Rachel Newton • Iona Fyfe • Adam Beattie

See you at 8pm on Monday 25th January!

Please note: All live stream events are subject to change. Not all events listed are live performances by the artist - they also include archived concerts, DJ sets, masterclasses, Q&As and more.


Sam Lee

Sam Lee appearing at this event

Sam Lee is a folk singer, promoter and animateur. A naturally gifted voice, Sam is fast becoming accepted as a new pioneer, defining the sound, sight and texture of contemporary folksong. With his live band, Sam Lee and Friends, he carves a new acoustic with homemade and mongrelised instrumentation using unconventional and contemporary arrangements that challenging preconceptions of what 'traditional folk' should sound like. He is a former Mercury Prize nominatee, song collector, promoter (of BBC award winning Nest Collective) radio host, TV personality, teacher and animateur.

See 8 tour dates featuring Sam Lee

Ceilidh Liberation Front

London's newest dance sensation. Breaking down ceilidh conventions, the Ceilidh Liberation Front bring their wildest of subverted dances and party tunes to fling you across the dance floor, into the bar and back on your feet again. Expect carnival recklessness, festival shamelessness.

See Ceilidh Liberation Front tour dates

Ewan McLennan

Ewan McLennan appearing at this event

2011 BBC Folk Awards 'Horizon' award winner and a fast-rising young Folk star, Edinburgh-born Ewan has been making headlines over the last year, performing at festivals, clubs, and concert halls across the country. He combines traditional music from around Britain and beyond with his own earthy, self-penned songs, creating a unique and compelling sound. He has a gorgeous, lilting voice, a quietly assured and commanding presence and some smart guitar arrangements.

See 2 tour dates featuring Ewan McLennan

Rachel Newton

Rachel Newton appearing at this event

Singer, Harpist and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Musician of the Year 2017, Rachel Newton, will tour in May to perform tracks from her latest release WEST, alongside new material and favourites from her back catalogue, as part of her 2019 solo tour. Rachel’s fourth solo album WEST, recorded in her late grandparents' old croft house in Achnahaird, Wester Ross, has been met with great critical acclaim. Audiences can look forward to a stunning live vocal accompanied by acoustic and electro harps to create a memorable and fresh sound which will mesmerize fans old and new. Rachel said: “This album was a very personal and intimate project for me, and I can’t wait to tour it and share this music with my fans live. I’m honoured to be playing Bridport Arts Centre for the first time and to let the audience hear what I’ve been working on. I can’t wait to see them all there!” Rachel’s grandparents' house, where she spent all her school holidays from Edinburgh as a child and the characters who passed through it over the years have had a profound impact on her as a person and a musician. Always striving to achieve something different with each release, this solo album simply features her voice and acoustic and electro harps, with no guest musicians.

See 3 tour dates featuring Rachel Newton

Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts appearing at this event

One man, one guitar, and a quality selection of bittersweet folk songs. He has a recurrent interest in metaphysical themes and in folklore and history. Alasdair Roberts has had a remarkable career to date, starting his music-making in the mid-nineties (under the band name Appendix Out), collaborating widely with many musicians in the intervening 20 years as well as artists from other disciplines such as film makers, poets and puppeteers.

See 3 tour dates featuring Alasdair Roberts

Iona Fyfe

Iona Fyfe appearing at this event

Aberdeenshire folk singer Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. A finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, Iona embraces the repertoire of her native North East throughout the UK and Europe.

See 2 tour dates featuring Iona Fyfe


Namvula's evocative soundscapes ring of jazz and folk, spiced with an African soul, inviting you to share a journey through disparate lands and across continents.

See 2 tour dates featuring Namvula

Adam Beattie

Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Adam Beattie, is now living in London. Having roots in Scottish folk music, as well as a lifelong interest in old time jazz, blues and other folk styles, his music spans many genres, but is all held together by Adam's distinctive voice and narrative lyrics. He tours regularly and plays solo and full-band shows frequently in London. He has played opening shows for many of his musical heroes; Bert Jansch, Jolie Holland and Sean Hayes.

See 2 tour dates featuring Adam Beattie

Also Appearing

Burd Ellen