Celtic Chaos performs during three Nanaimo events this weekend to honour the birth of Robert Burns.

Celtic Chaos performs during three Nanaimo events this weekend to honour the birth of Robert Burns.

Robbie Burns’ life celebrated with poetry and music

NANAIMO - Robert Burns celebrations hosted on weekend.

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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