POEMS OF ROBERT BURNS

VOLUME 1, 2, 3

SCOTSOUN MAKARS SERIES

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SSCD 035

1 General introduction by Tom Crawford 18:27

2 Group 1 intro (reader given in parentheses) 0:32

3 Advice to the Mauchline Belles (Tom Crawford) 1:00

4 A Poet’s Welcome to his Love-begotten Daughter (Tom Crawford) 2:08

5 The Mauchline Lady (Tom Crawford) 0:24

6 Mary Morison (Tom Crawford) 1:17

7 Who is that at my bower-door? (Eleanor Aitken and Tom Crawford) 0:54

8 Group 2 intro (reader given in parentheses) 1:01

9 The Death and Dying Words of Poor Mailie (Jean Taylor Smith) 3:40

10 The Vision [first 14 stanzas] (Tom Crawford) 3:52

11 The Auld Farmer’s New Year Salutation (Bob Shankland) 4:57

12 Prose Letter to Willie Nicol (Tom Crawford) 2:53

13 To a Louse (Frank Bryson) 2:25

14 Group 3 intro (reader given in parentheses) 1:16

15 Epistle to Davie (Frank Bryson) 6:54

16 Second Epistle to John Lapraik (Tom Crawford) 4:42

17 To Colonel de Peyster (Tom Crawford) 2:32

total running time for this CD 59:02

SSCD 036

(reader given in parentheses)

1 Group 4 intro (Tom Crawford) 0:33

2 Halloween (Tom Crawford) 10:51

3 Holy Willie’s Prayer (Tom Crawford) 5:02

4 The Holy Fair (Bob Shankland) 10:24

5 Death and Doctor Hornbook (Tom Crawford) 8:35

6 Group 5 intro (Tom Crawford) 1:06

7 Address to the Deil (Tom Crawford) 5:25

8 Tam o Shanter (Bob Shankland) 12:30

total running time of this CD 54:33

SSCD 037

1 Introduction (Tom Crawford, Reader in English at Aberdeen University) 1:05

2 Tam Glen (Jean Taylor Smith) 1:26

3 O what can a young lassie? (Eleanor Aitken) 0:53

4 Willie Wastle (Jean Taylor Smith) 1:16

5 Thou hast left me ever, Jamie (Eleanor Aitken) 0:57

6 The Laddie’s dear sel (Jean Taylor Smith) 1:04

7 It is was a’ for our rightfu’ king (Eleanor Aitken) 1:09

8 O wert thou in the cauld blast (Tom Crawford) 1:01

9 John Anderson (Jean Taylor Smith) 1:03

Group 7 (reader given in parentheses)

10 Introduction (Tom Crawford) 3:09

11 Man was made to Mourn (Tom Crawford) 4:34

12 Address of Beelzebub (Tom Crawford) 4:14

13 A Man’s a Man, for a’ that (Bob Shankland) 1:47

14 The Tree of Liberty (Tom Crawford) 4:12

15 As I stood by yon roofless tower (George Philp) 2:16

Group 8 (reader/singer/fiddler given in parentheses)

16 Introduction to Love and Liberty a.k.a. The Jolly Beggars (Tom Crawford) 1:19

17 Start of Recitativo (Bob Shankland) 1:14

18 The Soldier’s Song (Andy Hunter) 2:30

19 Recitativo: He ended; and the kebars sheuk 0:23

20 I once was a maid (Jean Redpath) 2:33

21 Recitativo: Poor merry Andrew in the neuk 0:26

22 Sir Wisdom’s a fool when he’sfou (Andy Hunter) 1:11

23 Recitativo: The neist outspak a raucle carlin 0:28

24 John Highlandman (Jean Redpath) 2:34

25 Recitativo: A pigmy scraper wi’ his fiddle 0:20

26 I am a fiddler to my trade (Andy Hunter/Yla Steven) 2:28

27 Recitativo: Her charmshad struck a sturdy caird 0:50

28 My Bonnie Lass (Adam McNaughton) 0:29

29 Recitativo: The caird prevail’d — 1:19

30 I am a bard of no regard (Adam McNaughton/Yla Steven) 2:29

31 Recitativo: So sung the bard — 0:38

32 A fig for those by law protected (Adam McNaughton/Yla Steven) 2:52

33 Auld Lang Syne (Jean Taylor Smith) 1:23

 total running time  55:41

Robert Fergusson

Four Poems in Scots with translations into Gaelic by the Rev Roddy Macdonald

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1 Auld Reikie Robert Garioch 20:08

2 Seann Smùchan Coinnneach Dòmhnallach 17:56

3 The Tron-kirk Bell Robert Garioch 2:38

4 Clag Eaglais an Tron Coinnneach Dòmhnallach 2:52

5 Hallow-Fair Alec. MacMillan and Alexander Scott 4:55

6 Feill na Samhna Coinnneach Dòmhnallach 4:55

7 The Farmer's Ingle Alexander Scott 7:44

8 Cagailte an Tuathanaich Coinnneach Dòmhnallach 7:10

Running time on this CD 68:18

This CD features the Rev Roderick Macdonald's translations of these four poems by Robert Fergusson which are paired with our original recordings in Scots released in 1974 to mark the 200th Anniversary of Fergusson’s death.

This bilingual recording is another link between Scotsoun and the late Rev Roderick Macdonald.

We have also recorded Roddy's translations into Gaelic of The Preiching of the Swallow/Searmonachadh a' Ghòbhlain-Ghaoithe by Robert Henryson sscd 115; Max und Moritz in German by Wilhelm Busch (via the Scots translation Dod and Davie by Jim Annand) as Mac agus Mata sscd 114.

The portrait of Robert Fergusson is a detail from an engraving based on a drawing probably by a friend of the poet in the Cape Club mentioned in Fergusson’s poem "Last Will".

Allan Ramsay

Poems and Songs

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SSCD-051

1 Commentary by Dr Alexander Law

2 Tune: The Broom o the Cowden-knowes leads into the introduction by Dr Alexander Law to the first group of poems

3 Elegy on Maggy Johnston (George Philp)

4 Elegy on Lucky Wood (Robert Garioch)

5 Lucky Spence’s Last Advice (Jean Faulds)

6 Song: Up in the Air (Louis Stewart with George McIlwham, flute)

7 Introduction to next two poems (Dr Alexander Law)

8 To the Phiz an Ode (Dr Alexander Law)

9 An Ode to Mr Forbes (Dr Alexander Law)

10 Song: The Yellow-hair’d Laddie (Anne Gilbey with George McIlwham, flute and Hugh MacGilp, fiddle)

11 Introduction to The Vision (Dr Alexander Law)

12 The Vision, verse I (Dr Alexander Law)

13 Intro verses VII–X (Dr Alexander Law)

14 Verses VII–X (Dr Alexander Law)

15 Intro verses XIII–XV (Dr Alexander Law)

16 Verses XIII–XV (Dr Alexander Law)

17 Intro verses XXVI–end (Dr Alexander Law)

18 Verses XXVI–end (Dr Alexander Law)

19 Tune: The Boatman (George McIlwham, flute)

20 Intro to The Marrow Ballad (Dr Alexander Law)

21 The Marrow Ballad (Robert Garioch)

22 Intro to My Peggy is a Young Thing (Dr Alexander Law)

23 Song: My Peggy is a Young Thing (Louis Stewart with Hugh MacGilp, fiddle)

SSCD-052

1 Introduction by Dr Alexander Law the extracts

2 Act I Scene 1 Patie and Roger

3 Act I scene 2 Peggy and Jenny

4 Act II scene 1 lines 64–90 Symon and Glaud

5 Intro to Act II scene 3

6 Act II scene 3 Maud and Bauldy

7 Act II scene 4 lines 47–125 Peggy and Patie

8 Tune: The Lass o Patie’s Mill (Flute and Fiddle)

9 Intro Act III scene 4

10 Act III scene 4 lines 47–113 Sir William and Symon

11 Intro Act IV scene 2

12 Act IV scene 2 lines 112–221 Peggy and Patie

13 Tune: Jenny Nettles (Flute and Fiddle)

14 Intro Act V scene 3

15 Act V scene 3 lines 64–143, 199–end

16 Song: My Patie is a Lover Gay (Anne Gilbey with Hugh MacGilp, fiddle)

TEN SCOTTISH BALLADS

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Selected, read, and commented upon by Matthew P McDiarmid

1 Introduction to the Ballads 5:03

2 Introduction the The Douglas Tragedy 0:45

3 The Douglas Tragedy (Extract) 2:44

4 The Ballad of Clark Saunders 3:08

5 post remarks 1:27

6 Intro to The Wife o Usher’s Well 0:59

7 The Wife o Usher’s Well 2:44

8 post remarks 2:30

9 Intro to Tam Linn 1:15

10 Tam Linn 8:55

11 post remarks 5:41

12 Intro to Edward, Edward 1:54

13 Edward, Edward 2:55

14 post remarks 1:04

15 Intro to The Ballad of Sir Patrick Spence 1:48

16 The Ballad of Sir Patrick Spence 2:56

17 post remarks 2:37

18 Intro to True Tammas 1:10

19 True Tammas (Extract 1) 0:55

20 post remarks 0:37

21 True Tammas (Extract 2) 1:19

22 post remarks 2:30

23 Intro to The Battle of Otterburn 0:46

24 The Battle of Otterburn 3:05

25 post remarks 3:03

26 Intro to The Queen’s Maries 1:46

27 The Queen’s Maries 4:15

28 post remarks 1:34

29 Intro to The Twa Corbies 1:38

30 The Twa Corbies 1:24

31 Closing Remarks 0:53

Total running time on this CD 73:20