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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January 31, 2019

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/2-the-slaves-lament  

In December 2016, I attended a concert in Glasgow given by the fantastic young singer, Robyn Stapleton, BBC Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2014. So, that week for my...

January 24, 2019

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/rantin-rovin-robin-1  

Robert Burns was born in the village of Alloway on 25th January 1759 in an "auld cley biggin", a house made mostly of clay and thatch. When the poet was 9 or 10 days old, a gable end coll...

January 17, 2019

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

An early poem by Robert Burns. Scholars are divided over the identity of the young lady in question, with three possible contenders being suggested.

“From thee, Eliza, I must go, And from my na...

January 10, 2019

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

2019 is off to a fairly peaceful start with the weather but it will be a while before we see the lengthening of the days – we may yet feel the grip of winter!

"When biting Boreas, fell and doure,

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