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Robbie Burns supper in Stavanger. People are scheduled to gather in the western Norway city to celebrate the famous figure’s birthday, Saturday. Widely regarded as Scotland’s national, Robert Burns (1759-1796) was born in a small farmhouse in Alloway, Ayrshire – Burns’ cottage is now a small museum.  He remained in the farming community, and even ran a farm in his early adult years. His poems were first published in 1786 in the Kilmarnock Edition (or Volume). This collection of some of his works launched him to immediate fame.

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Robbie Burns supper in Stavanger

Published on Saturday, 17th January, 2015 at 20:48 under the entertainment category, by Manisha Choudhari.
Last Updated on 18th January 2015 at 12:09.

People are scheduled to gather in the western Norway city to celebrate the famous figure’s birthday, Saturday.

Robert Burns (1759-1796)
Robert Burns (1759-1796)
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Widely regarded as Scotland’s national, Robert Burns (1759-1796) was born in a small farmhouse in Alloway, Ayrshire – Burns’ cottage is now a small museum.  He remained in the farming community, and even ran a farm in his early adult years.

His poems were first published in 1786 in the Kilmarnock Edition (or Volume). This collection of some of his works launched him to immediate fame.

Burns then trained as an excise man in case farming would be unsuccessful. In 1790, he was appointed to Customs and Excise, but gave up farming a year later.

The Scottish poet had a highly complicated ‘love life’, falling in love and having an affair with Mary Campbell (1763–1786) after being ‘deserted’ by his wife Jean Armour (1765-1834).

He also dedicated some of his poems to Mary (christened Margaret) Campbell. These included the songs Highland Lassie, O (1786), Highland Mary (1792), and To Mary in Heaven (1795).

It was thought Campbell had died of typhoid fever, contracted while looking after her brother Robert. She was buried in the old West Highland Churchyard at Greenock.

Robbie Burns is still celebrated over two centuries after his death. Burns Suppers are held on his birthday, the 25th of January. His poem from 1788, Auld Lang Syne, is set to music. The traditional folk song is sung on Hogmanay - which the Vikings brought to Scotland.

The Burns Supper in Stavanger on the 24th of January will have Scottish food and drinks and dancing.

Organizers say that it is an occasion “for all Stavanger-based non-Scots (and even the English) to pretend they are Scottish for a night”.

The event takes place at BP-gården, Godesetdalen 8, Forus, and starts at 7 pm local time.

Attire is National Dress / Strictly Formal. Further details can be foundhere.



Published on Saturday, 17th January, 2015 at 20:48 under the entertainment category, by Manisha Choudhari.
Last updated on 18th January 2015 at 12:09.

This post has the following tags: robbieburns, stavanger.





  
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