Robert Burns Pub Sing

A Portland Revels Pubsing
In Honor of Robert Burns, 1759-1796

“The heart ay’s the part ay that makes us right or wrang.”

Sunday January 26, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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A dirt-poor farmer who died young (37 years old) and penniless, he was also a poetic genius who turned his all-embracing sense of life and universal comradeship into poetry still loved and recited far and wide.  “A Man’s a Man For a That” has been called the Marseillaise of humanity and the beauty of remembrance was never better captured than by“Auld Lang Syne.”  It is said he laughed the devil out of Hell and banished him from Scots Presbyterian theology.

Well may we celebrate this champion of common humanity.

And so we will.  On Sunday evening, January 26th, with a glance back to his birthday the day before, we’ll gather for our annual Scottish pubsing.

From 6:00 to 8:30 PM we’ll sing songs from the Scottish tradition of work songs, lullabies, children’s songs, songs of the land, and songs of love.  Songs like “The Work of the Weavers,” “Sae Will We Yet,” “Broom O’ the Cowdenknowes,” “Bonnie Dundee,” and many others.  All songs will be led and there’ll be chorus sheets so no one’s left out.

Come on down to Kells Irish Pub (112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland), grab a pint, and sing your heart out. (Or enjoy listening.)

We’ll eat, we’ll drink, we’ll sing.  What better way to celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s greatest poet and get the 2020 Christmas Revels off to a great start.

Doors open at 6:00pm and singing will start around 6:30pm.

Pay What You Will tickets are back!

Buy your tickets for $10 in advance to reserve your seat, or pay what you can at the door. (Our Pub Sings do sometimes sell out)

Suggested donation at the door is $10, but no one will be turned away as long as we have room.

Food and drinks available for purchase, not included in the ticket price. 

Minors may attend with a parent or guardian.

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