24 January 2015
Singer Song-Writer Joins fans at Eden festival party in Dumfries
Nina Nesbitt sported a special tartan skirt for her Big Burns Supper performance last night in Dumfries.
After her show the young singer-songwriter partied with fans at the Eden Opening Party after her performance.
In the Green Room before going on stage Nina said: “I’m really excited to be part of these Burns celebrations, we studied him at school and I always loved his poetry. I’ve worn a tartan skirt especially because it’s a festival all about the spirit of Burns.
“This is my first time in Dumfries and I’m looking forward to getting to know the town and meeting people afterwards.”
The show took place in the atmospheric Spiegeltent – a 1930s style marquees lined with mirrors and stained glass.
Fan Kirsty Pickering said: “It was really cool, she opened the show with The Apple Tree and finished with Stay Out – and got the whole crowd up on their feet to join in.
“It was amazing seeing her coming and joining everyone afterwards at the Eden Opening Party.”
BBS is a festival of contemporary and traditional culture and a huge public celebration of the birthday of Scotland’s national Bard, Robert Burns, in his beloved town of Dumfries. It is also part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals (a programme of events managed by EventScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government) and attracts thousands of visitors from across the UK and overseas.
The festival is made possible by support from many organisations including Creative Scotland, 8020 and Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Beacon Event Programme.
Once again BBS has teamed up with other local festivals and promoters to present eclectic club nights which include the Eden Opening Party.
The carnival is supported by the Robertson Trust, Holywood Trust and Awards for All. Year of Food and Drink Scotland will build on the momentum generated by Homecoming Scotland 2014 with a series of exciting events and activities celebrating Scotland’s outstanding natural larder.
To see the Burns Night carnival live online just go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQRxrNwr7lA
This year Big Burns Supper has teamed up with Barnardo’s Scotland as its first ever charity partner. Text BURNS to 70500 to donate £3 to Barnardo’s Scotland.