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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.