Regular readings

For the past four years, Neil has been recording  regularly extracts from the works of Robert Burns. These can be heard here on the website or at the WordsofBurns Facebook page.  

Neil is always delighted to get feedback from listeners or suggestions for Burns works to record.

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December 28, 2017

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/auld-lang-syne

At this time of year, I felt it had to be this piece by Robert Burns that has become one of the world's most famous songs. It will be sung around the globe at New Year.

"Should auld acquaintance b...

December 22, 2017

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/winter-a-dirge

Christmas as we know it would not have been a celebration in religiously austere Ayrshire in the time of Robert Burns. There is therefore no mention of it in his works and only a passing referenc...

December 14, 2017

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/sonnet-to-robert-graham-esq-of-fintry

Robert Burns was an idealist but also a pragmatist. He well understood how the world worked and recognised the importance of patronage and having influential friends. Rober...

December 7, 2017

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/now-westlin-winds

The other day I was listening to the radio and heard a great recording of this song. I have previously read this on my website but I thought it was worth another outing.

Written by Robert Burns...

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