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Celebrating Scotland

Celebrating Scotland

The holiday season keeps us all busy with parties and festivities, and then come January we often find ourselves wondering what to do with our time. Well, get out your calendars and come to the Pearl Theater on January 21 for Burns Night Celebration. The event features entertainment by Free Whisky Trio and is a celebration of Scottish culture—but you don’t have to be Scottish to enjoy traditional Celtic music and cock-a-leekie soup.

The celebration is named for the poet, Robert Burns, who is the national poet of Scotland. Burns died in 1796 at the age of 37 but has left his mark for over two centuries. Much of his poetry was written in the “Scots” language and some was also in English. Burns is considered a pioneer of the Romantic Movement and, following his death, served as an inspiration to the founders of liberalism and socialism. Those in his home country of Scotland long considered him a cultural icon. In addition to poetry, Burns also composed music.

This event is just one of many that take place throughout the year at the Pearl Theater, which is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2012. In an intimate setting, people are treated to performing artists from our own community as well as the national and international arenas. It is a true community treasure.

So kick off 2017 in style and come to the Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash Street, on January 21 and learn more about Scottish culture as you enjoy food, beverages, poetry and music. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door and $12 for students. The event begins at 7pm. For more information, call 208.610.2846.

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