Oiche Burns at An Chultúrlann tomorrow night

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The life of Scottish poet Robbie Burns will celebrated in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin on Saturday evening.

The ‘Oiche Burns’ celebrations will include a film screening of a new documentary, produced by Derry company, Dearcan Media, focusing on the songs written by the famous poet.

The documentary features performances by six of Burns’ more memorable songs sung by leading artists fro Ireland and Scotland.

It also looks at the influence of Burns’ parents on his education and politics, as well as his complicated personal life, with a history of affairs outside his marriage.

Alongside this it looks at his political writing, his influence on Ireland, and his early death at the age of 37 in 1796.

The film will be screened at 6pm and admission is free.

The Burns Night celebrations will continue at 7.30pm with a Burns supper and Céilí Mhór in An Chultúrlann.

Following the traditional Burns Night supper, complete with the salute to the haggis, the focus will turn to the music of the Scottish poet.

Admission to the Burns supper and ceili is £10.