Film, Video Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day 1

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Title
Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day 1
Summary
To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, the American Folklife Center, in collaboration with the Scottish government as part of its Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebration, presented a free public symposium on Burns' life and work, as well as his impact on America and American culture. The symposium began with a keynote address by Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, and a talk on "America's Bard" by Robert Crawford, professor of literature at the University of St. Andrews. Crawford's address was followed by readings of Burns' poetry and performances of his songs by renowned Scottish scholars and performers Margaret Bennett and Ed Miller, and award-winning Scottish journalist and broadcaster Billy Kay.
Event Date
February 24, 2009
Related Resources
Robert Burns at 250 Program: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/Symposia/Burns/
American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
Running Time
2 hours 34 minutes 47 seconds
Online Format
video

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