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 20, 2018

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/o-wert-thou-in-the-cauld-blast

Robert Burns was nursed during his last six months by a young lady, Jessy Lewars, the sister of one of his Excise colleagues. She appeared as a ministering angel to Burns and he o...

December 13, 2018

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/v2-lament-for-james-earl-of-glencairn

I was reading recently of the great US president, Abraham Lincoln, who was an avid reader of Robert Burns. It is recorded that he was particularly moved by this poem.

James...

December 6, 2018

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/epitaph-on-the-author

This mock epitaph was written by Robert Burns during the time he lived at Mossgiel Farm. John Rankine was a farmer in the Tarbolton area who was the subject of several pieces by the poet.

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