Saturday, January 27

Come celebrate famed Scottish Poet Robert Burns (1759-1796). The Atheneum salutes Burns'contribution to literature and Celtic culture with musical performances by Amy England, Mollie Glazer, Eric Wendelken, Greta Feeney and Martha Campbell; and with poetry readings by a star-studded line-up of Nantucketers. Burns, a poet and lyricist, is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement and after his death, he became an important source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism. A cultural icon in Scotland, Burns' birthday is celebrated all over the world by those with a wee bit of tartan in their lineage.

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