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Kilgraston celebrates Burns Night 2021

Kilgraston celebrates Burns Night 2021


Burns Night 2021

Kilgraston may not be able to celebrate Burns Night 2021 in our traditional manner but this hasn’t stopped our talented singing teacher, Ms Colleen Nicoll, and piano teacher, Mr Andrew Johnston, for performing and recording Burns’ song, ‘The Deil’s awa wi’ th’ Exciseman’.

Whilst Burns may have worked as an Exciseman, collecting taxes for the government and monitoring illegal goods, he understood how unpopular these employees were. This humorous song is written as a celebration that the disliked Exciseman is absent, having been taken by Satan to Hell, and therefore allowing everyone to enjoy themselves without fear of regulation.

Kilgraston’s Director of Music, Mr McAuley, has put a video together to watch along with the fantastic music, so happy Burns Night 2021!

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