Band of Burns
Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open at 19:00
Curfew - 22:30
Union Chapel Bar open after the show.
You can book for dinner at Margins Cafe at 18:30 but you must have a reservation for access at 18:30. The Bar is also open to Union Chapel members who have tickets to the show.
Access to the cafe before doors open is via the side gate to the left of the main entrance to the Chapel on Compton Terrace.
We will email the menu and add it to the listing here shortly before the show.
If the early 6.30pm reservations are fully booked don't worry you can still come to eat from when doors open, the cafe is open through to the end of the interval.
Please note you must have a ticket to the show to come to Margins Cafe & Union Chapel bar.
There's lots of useful information in the Visiting section of our website.
As our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.
Band of Burns is a one-off collaboration of 11 musicians from the top echelons of the UK folk scene. Bringing elements of the musical traditions of Scotland, Ireland, England and even Turkey, this band have come together in two iconic venues to celebrate the life and works of Scottish National Poet Rabbie Burns in a truly unique way.
The night in two halves will take you on a beautifully crafted journey through a collection of the poet's best known works and hidden gems with an intricately arranged mixture of seven voices and thirteen instruments. Also, it will be the first chance to hear in public new compositions built from some of Burns' poems never before set to music.
Band of Burns is the culmination of many musicians playing with and around each other for years, and taking the step to come together for a small time to create something extraordinary in honour of this much-loved artistic icon. In the words of the man himself …
But pleasures are like poppies spread
You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed
Or like the snow falls in the river
A moment white then melts for ever
Adam Beattie - Guitar, Bass, Voice
Alastair Caplin - Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Dave Tunstall - Bass, Bagpipes
Dominie Hooper - Cello, Voice
Dila Vardar - Voice
Ellis Davies - Guitar
Ewan Mcdonald- Fiddle, Cittern
John Langan - Guitar, Cajon, Voice
Lewis Murray - Fiddle
Mikey Kenny - Fiddle, Voice
Rioghnach Connolly - Voice, Irish Flute
Musical Director - Alastair Caplin
Production Team - Dila Vardar, Sophie Bostock
A Firefly Productions and Dila V Production