An Ode tae the Bard frae Jesse Rae

Fans of the National Bard can enjoy a Burns Supper with a difference on Tuesday in Berwick.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 17th January 2022, 2:12 pm
Updated Monday, 17th January 2022, 2:12 pm

It will start traditionally, with a haggis being piped in by a Borders piper, but after dinner the evening gets funky.

“Over the Sea” star Jesse Rae, who is rarely seen without his full Highland dress, including helmet and Claymore, embarks on a cross-border raid on January 25, to put on a “two-hour desert o’ Funky Robert Burns” at Meadow House.

He told us: “No many folk know that Robert Burns was a funky lad, but he put plenty o’ rhythm and funk intae his poetry, lyrics and music, as he marched behind his horse and plough.

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"He always wanted tae go tae Jamaica, so I took his work tae the Motherland o’ Africa and ye can hear how that turned oot.”

Tickets are £21.95 per person, from 01289 298322.