Completely BurnsAuthor: BBC Radio Scotland
13 Dec 2018

Completely Burns

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In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns - over 300 poems have been recorded by actors from all generations. Visit bbc.co.uk/robertburns for more from Robert Burns.

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    Beware o Bonie Ann

    Richard Wilson reads this song written 'out of compliment to Miss Ann Masterton, the daughter of my friend Allan Masterton’, who became writing master at the High School in Edinburgh.

  • Posted on 11 Dec 2010

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    O wert thou in the Cauld Blast

    Read by Juliet Cadzow and written in honour of Jessie Lewars, a friend of the family, who nursed Burns during his final illness and helped Jean with their many children after his death.

  • Posted on 04 Dec 2010

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    The Fete Champetre

    When William Cunninghame of Enterkine, Tarbolton came of age, he held a supper and ball, or Fete Champetre, on the banks of the Ayr to which most of the respectable families in the county were invited. Some thought he was using the event as an introduction to canvas for parliament but this never came to fruition. Read by Phyllida Law.

  • Posted on 30 Nov 2010

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    Ay Waukin O

    Lorraine McIntosh reads this hauntingly beautiful song in which a lover laments being parted from their beloved and cannot sleep.

  • Posted on 24 Nov 2010

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    Theniel Menzies Bonie Mary

    Burns stopped at Stonehaven, near the River Dye, on 10 September 1787 to meet some relatives. The model for this song may have been a popular bawdy song of the time. Read by Phyllida Law.

  • Posted on 20 Nov 2010

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