Robert Burns Program  "The Meeting of the Pen & Fiddle" 

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U.S National Scottish Fiddle Champion Seán Heely presents an evening of music from 18th century Scotland. The theme “The Meeting of the Pen and the Fiddle” refers to the inspiring time Robert Burns spent with Scottish Fiddle patriarch Niel Gow in 1787.  Seán will present original tunes from which Burns used in many of his works. Along with the tunes come the tales and stories that shape the music as well as the dynamic life of Burns.  From elegant, haunting slow airs, mighty pipe marches, and the wild and rugged Strathspeys and Reels, this performance is both highly engaging and educational for Burns aficionados and newcomers to the tradition.  

Contact Seán directly at to learn more about pricing and how you can bring this highly acclaimed program to your Robert Burns Themed event. 

Details on Seán Heely's "The Meeting of the Pen & Fiddle"

  • Duration : About 45-60 minutes long (Perfect for after dinner entertainment/Immortal Memory)

  • Pricing : Please contact Seán directly for a quote

  • Seán presents the program solo. However, there is a possibility of bringing in Highland Dancers at additional cost to engage the audience and present a lively combination of Fiddle and Dance. Contact Seán for more info

Seán ends the evening with a rousing selection of tunes!

Sean plays The Devil in the Kitchen for the Highland Fling. Dancers: Will Roboski, Charlotte Sophia, and Katy Lambson

Sean opens the program for the Immortal Memory of Burns.  Portrait of Niel Gow on the right.