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Burns250

by Kev Thompson

Songs of Robert Burns the Scottish poet - in the style he intended. Played here with guitar, fiddle, accordion and double bass.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
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1. Rantin Rovin Robin
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2. Once I Lov'd a Bonie Lass
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3. Awa Whigs Awa
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4. Yestreen I had a Pint O Wine
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5. Scots Wha Hae
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6. Lassie Wi the Lint White Locks
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7. Auld Lang Syne (Original Tune)
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8. A Lass Wi a Tocher
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9. Here's a Health to Ane I Lo'e Dear
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10. Rantin Rovin Robin (Alternative Tune)
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Album Notes
Robert Burns 1759 - 1796
"Even then, a wish (I mind its power),
A wish that to my latest hour
Shall strongly heave my breast-
That I for puir auld Scotland's sake,
Some useful plan or beuk could make,
Or sing a song at least."
From "Epistle to Mrs Scott (the Gude Wife of Wauchope) 1787
Robert Burns is known across the world as a poet, with his works being translated into more than sixty languages and indeed by the age of twenty-six he had already achieved enough to ensure his immortality. However it is a writer and collector of songs that he made his biggest impact on Scottish history. He not only composed his own, usually to well known airs of the time, but also wrote down, in many cases for the first time, the songs of the people of Scotland, which until then had only been passed on by oral tradition. He gathered, improved, collected, and wrote over three hundred and sixty songs in his short lifetime. Many of these ‘songs of folklore’ would have been lost forever had he not travelled, listened, remembered and, via Johnson and Thomson, published them.

This collection was originally intended to supplement a one-man show on the life of the Bard, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth. Telling his story through his own words and the key events in his life. It includes some little known songs which are real gems but seldom sung, and spans his creative life, from his first song; O Once I Lo’ed A Bonie Lass, written for Nell Kilpatrick when he was only fifteen, to his last; Here’s A Health to Ane I Lo’e Dear, written for Jessie Lewars from his death bed. It encompasses his patriotism with Awa’ Whigs Awa’ and Scots Wha Hae and shows his humour in A Lass Wi’ A Tocher. Burns was a man of many talents who has brought hope, comfort and pleasure to millions. I hope these songs do so for you.

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Geraint Lang

Bringing Burns' literature to life
This is a masterful collection of Burns' work, uniquely capturing the essence of the Scottish Bard's songs. Particularly striking and meaningful is Kevin's interpretation of Auld Lang Syne. I would highly recommend this CD.
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Willie Miller

An excellent performance
This is an excellent collection of songs recorded here by Kevin. I'm sure Burnsians from all over will add this one to their music collections.
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Douglas Abercrombie

Fife Folkie
Kevin has done a wonderful job of recording some of the best known of the songs of Robert Burns.More interestingly,he has included songs that have rarely been recorded previously and sings them in great style.A most enjoyable album which deserves to be listened to by Burnsians worldwide,and should be followed by another CD capturing more from the rich seam of wonderful songs of Scotland's National Bard:Robert Burns.
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