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 28, 2019

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/had-i-a-cave

Written by Robert Burns in August 1793 and sent to the collector, George Thomson that month.

“Had I a cave on some wild distant shore,

Where the winds howl to the wave's dashing roar:

There would I we...

February 15, 2019

Click here to listen:https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/elegy-on-willie-nicols-mare

‘Peg Nicholson’ was the name of a horse that Robert Burns acquired from his friend, William Nicol. She was named jocularly after an Englishwoman, Margaret Nicholson, who during a peri...

February 7, 2019

Click here to listen: https://soundcloud.com/words-of-burns/lament-for-mary-queen-of-scots

In Scotland we have recently seen two portrayals of Mary Queen of Scots on our screens, the first on the BBC, and the second of which is a major film production currently running...

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