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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February 22, 2018

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/louis-what-reck-i-by-thee

Written by Robert Burns in 1788 when he was joined at Ellisland farm by his wife, Jean Armour. Louis and Geordie are references to King Louis the Sixteenth of France and King George th...

February 15, 2018

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/the-cares-o-love

In 1788, Robert Burns penned these verses in which he muses on the cares of Love as viewed differently by men and women. I thought this might be appropriate in Valentine’s week.

The opening stan...

February 9, 2018

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/interpolation 

Nancy McLehose (Clarinda) sent a couple of verses to Robert Burns which she entitled “Talk Not of Love”. Burns added a couple of verses of his own:

“Your friendship much can make me blest,
O, why...

February 1, 2018

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/the-twa-herds

Burns was extremely critical of the ‘Auld Lichts’ - strict Calvinists who kept a restrictive grip on society. He was delighted when two leading ministers of that persuasion had a bitter dispute ov...

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