Rab the Rhymer - Poems and Songs of Robert Burns - a 250th Birthday Celebration-logo

Rab the Rhymer - Poems and Songs of Robert Burns - a 250th Birthday Celebration

Robert Burns

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Acclaimed actors David Rintoul and Vivien Heilbron and eminent musicians Mhairi Lawson and Adrian Chandler present not only Burns's greatest hits, but also a selection of his lesser-known, yet fascinating works. Together these provide a comprehensive overview of his prodigious and versatile genius. Divided into four thematic sections: Love, Of Mice & Men, Off to War and Food & Drink, there are favourites like "A Red, Red Rose", "To A Mouse", "Tam O'Shanter" and "Ae Fond Kiss", interspersed with less familiar poems and songs such as "Rattlin' Roarin' Willie", "The Slave's Lament" and Burns's philosophy of poetry summarized in the three "Epistle to J. Lapraik". Contents PART ONE: LOVE A Red, Red Rose [1'40"] News, Lassies, News [0'48"] Mary Morrison [1'23"] SONG: The White Cockade [0'54"] Jamie Come Try Me [0'28"] The Rigs O' Barley [1'48"] Wha Is That At My Bower-Door? [0'59"] A Poet’s Welcome Tae His Bastart Wean [2'09"] Fine Flowers In the Valley [1'17"] What Can A Young Lassie Do Wi’ An Auld Man? [0'59"] SONG: John Anderson, My Jo [1'08"] Sweet Afton [1'46"] SONG: The Banks O’ Doon (Ye Banks & Braes) [1'43"] Interlude - The Art of Poetry: Epistle To J Lapraik, Part 1 [5'29"] PART TWO: OF MICE & MEN To A Mouse [2'54"] Is There For Honest Poverty (For A' That) [1'37"] SONG: The Slave's Lament [2'32"] Holy Willie's Prayer [4'30"] Interlude - The Art of Poetry: Epistle To J. Lapraik, Part 2 [4'26"] PART THREE: OFF TO WAR Robert Bruce’s March To Bannockburn (Scots Wha Hae) [1'27"] SONG: Ae Fond Kiss, And Then We Sever [2'40"] I Hae Been At Crookieden [0'38"] O Kenmure's On and Awa', Willie [1'00"] Ye Jacobites By Name [1'16"] A Mother's Lament For The Death Of Her Son [0'51"] Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation [1'08"] SONG: Ca' The Yowes To The Knowes [4'47"] Interlude - The Art of Poetry: Epistle to J. Lapraik, Part 3 [2'04"] PART FOUR: FOOD & DRINK Address To A Haggis [2'35"] SONG: Rattlin' Roarin' Willie [0'41"] Scotch Drink [2'54"] Tam O'Shanter [11'31"] SONG: Auld Lang Sy




David Rintoul, Vivien Heilbron, Adrian Chandler, Mhairi Lawson


1h 17m


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Chapter 1
Chapter 1


Chapter 2
Chapter 2


Chapter 3
Chapter 3


Chapter 4
Chapter 4