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Robbie Burns’ life celebrated with poetry and music

Celtic Chaos performs during three Nanaimo events this weekend to honour the birth of Robert Burns. - Photo Submitted
Celtic Chaos performs during three Nanaimo events this weekend to honour the birth of Robert Burns.
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The birth of Robert Burns is being celebrated this weekend with salutes to the haggis and toe-tapping Celtic music.

Celtic Chaos, a band that hails from Qualicum Beach, is playing three Nanaimo events to honour the Scottish poet.

Joyce Beaton, fiddle-player for the band, said Burns’ work has the ability to appeal to a wide audience. She said his poems have the ability to hold people together and create community.

Celtic Chaos plays to a sold-out crowd at Fairwinds Golf Club Friday (Jan. 25) from 5-9 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 26) it plays at Nanoose’s Rocking Horse Pub. The event starts at 5 p.m. and the band plays at 7:30 p.m. The band performs at the Vault Sunday (Jan. 27) 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available by e-mailing dbarta@shaw.ca or jbeaton@shaw.ca. It features haggis-tasting, poetry, songs and music.

Beaton said people enjoy the music.

“It’s has an infectious energy, it’s toe-tapping, there is humourous aspects and more,” she said, adding people leave performances laughing and in high spirits.

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