Burns’ immortal memory is alive and kickin…


Noisey Day at the Scottish Poetry Library
Noisy Day at the Scottish Poetry Library

C’mon feel the noise at the Scottish Poetry Library on Saturday 24 January, with smooth renditions of Burns’ songs from Chandra at 2pm, acoustic punk from Billy Liar at 3pm, and rounding off with the Zorras kicking their brand of “poetry-music fusion weirdness” with megaphones and a wicked loop pedal. A smattering of poetry films, a snatch of playlist and banter guaranteed.

Sadly, The Zorras has to cancel so at 4pm we’ll get the pleasure of a rare, intimate set by one of Edinburgh’s best and hardest-working young bands. The Black Diamond Express. The List says:

“The Black Diamond Express is, at full compliment, a nine-piece soaked in poetry, myth and bourbon. Led by the enigmatic Jack of Diamonds its combination of slide, acoustic and electric guitars over string bass, cello and fiddle, blues harp, banjo, drums and percussion beguiles with the look, the sound and (what really sets them apart) the energy of railroad blues bona fides.”

I say – Fun! Hope you won’t miss this.