Burns had great influence on the Romantic Poets Wordsworth, Shelley and Coleridge and later the Scots-Canadian poet Robert Service. According to some eyewitness President Abraham Lincoln could recite Burns’s poetry at length. Bob Dylan stated in 2008 that no other poem had a greater influence on his creativity than Robert Burns’s 1794 song “A Red, Red Rose.”
Burns Night suppers are marked by jovial readings of Burns poems, toasts accompanied by Scottish whiskey, the playing of the bagpipes and the serving of the Haggis. Before this delicacy (a baked dish that is composed of a sheep’s stomach filled with ground up meat, vegetables and spices) is served Burns’s poem “Address to a Haggis” is read. Please enjoy the Youtube video below of Rachel Sermanni and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing "A Red, Red Rose."