A SPECIAL concert dedicated to Rabbie Burns is set to take place in Dunfermline later this month.

JKL Duo Kerry Lynch and Jacopo Lazzaretti will perform at the Viewfield Baptist Church on January 22.

The musical pairing first met in 2015 when Jacopo came to Glasgow to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Since then, they have performed all over the country and opened up their own teaching studio in 2019.

‘The International Poet’ is the title of the duo’s debut album, containing new music commissioned especially for them and featuring some of the most celebrated works by Robert Burns.

Kerry and Jacopo have imagined what Scotland’s beloved Bard could have created had he been alive today so music-lovers will hear the likes of ‘My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose’, ‘Ae Fond Kiss’ and ‘Auld Lang Syne’ as they’ve never been heard before.

Kerry began studying classical guitar at the age of 12 but after a family friend left their flute at her house, she changed direction and became a flautist.

Since then, in addition to JKL Duo, she has performed with alternative rock group ‘Austin Miller & Band’; with Eliza Younger in a flute and harp duo, and in the Banine Music Ensemble.

Jacopo graduated in Rome and completed a Master’s degree in Guitar Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He was the winner of the 30th Young Musician International Competition Città di Barletta in 2020.

Solo performances have seen him playing in Greyfriars’ Kirk and St Giles’ Cathedral.

The Dunfermline concert, postponed from its original date of December 11, will begin at 7.30pm. Tickets are £14 for adults and £2 for children and are available on the door or at dunfermlinemusic.org.