Big Burns Supper: Over 300,000 viewers watch Janey Godley-hosted show online

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Janey Godley’s Big Burns Supper attracted a huge audience last night (January 25), with 327,000 viewers tuning in from around the world.

Scotland’s largest contemporary Burns celebration was broadcast free on Facebook and YouTube, and organisers have said it was seen by viewers in more than 50 countries.

The virtual celebration, marking the festival’s 10th anniversary, featured artists including KT Tunstall, Dougie Maclean and Donovan.

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Godley said: “What an absolutely cracking night! I’m still knackered. Hosting the Big Burns Supper virtual show was a proper honour.

“It was so clear from the outpouring of support and positivity from folk tuning in from around the world and raising a dram to Rab, just how vital culture and the arts are to us all.”

Executive producer Graham Main added: “Janey Godley’s Big Burns Supper was a unique contemporary reflection on the Bard’s work – not least as it brought together a superb line-up of local, Scottish and international musicians, actors, comedians and cabaret and burlesque artists.”

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