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TradFest: Burns: Musician and Poet with Fred Freeman

Wednesday 2 May, 2 pm – 3 pm

TradFest is Edinburgh’s only multi-arts festival dedicated to traditional culture and folk arts. A series of afternoon talks and discussions at the National Library of Scotland feature radically different perspectives on culture, place, and Scottish society.

The songs of Robert Burns seem to define Scotland’s cultural mainstream. Professor Freeman throws controversial light on the poet’s status as a musician. Why did Burns reject the approach of Beethoven and Haydn to his art, and does he still hold his own ground today?

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