Virtual Behind the Bookcase | Highland Heart: The Music of Robert Burns

Date / Time

  • January 21, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The music and poetry of Robert Burns echo down through the ages as symbols of the Scottish people and nation.  At this special, musical Behind The Bookcase tour, view holdings from The Rosenbach’s remarkable collection of Burns rare books and manuscripts, and listen to beloved Burns songs performed live on Celtic harp.  The tour will discuss Burns’s place in Scottish history and culture, his politics and attitudes on many of the great social issues facing the 18th-century Atlantic world including women’s rights and human enslavement, the significance of harp to the Celtic people, and Burns’s continued global cultural resonance today.  Songs to be performed include My Heart’s in the Highlands, My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose; Ye Banks and Braes, Flow Gently Sweet Afton, and Auld Lang Syne. 



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