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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June 28, 2018

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/complimentary-epigram-on-maria-riddell

Mrs Maria Riddell, for whom Robert Burns composed the following epigram, had a complex relationship with the poet. He admired her not only for her womanly beauty but also...

June 21, 2018

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

Robert Burns sent these words to his long-standing supporter, Mrs Frances Dunlop, on the occasion of the death of her son-in-law in 1790. However, a year later, he took up the text again and pers...

June 14, 2018

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

Craigieburn, near Moffat, was the home of Jean Lorimer who was the subject of many poems and songs written by Robert Burns. She was also referred to by the poet as ‘Chloris’. The following piec...

June 7, 2018

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/epitaph-from-tam-samsons-elegy

Last week I attended a gathering of the Robert Burns Guild of Speakers as we paid a visit to the new offices of the Robert Burns World Federation in Kilmarnock. In conversation, m...

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