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A Capital Bard; Robert Burns and Edinburgh

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HM General Register House

2 Princes Street

Edinburgh

EH1 3YY

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In the last of our talks to coincide with our ‘Famous Scots from the Past’ exhibition, Professor David Purdie describes the colourful personal life and literary career of Scotland’s greatest poet, song writer and song collector. One of the acknowledged experts on the Bard, David Purdie is co-editor of the 4th Edition of The Burns Encyclopaedia with Professors Gerard Carruthers and Kirsteen McCue. This illustrated talk will include Burns’s intensive song-writing in St James’s Square during the winter of 1787- 88, literally yards from General Register House.

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