12 tracks: The Mauchline Lady * O, Merry Hae I Been * The Gallant Weaver * The Young Highland Rover * Cauld Is The E’enin’ Blast * My Father Was A Farmer * My Love, She’s But A Lassie Yet * Ode To Spring * O, Guid Ale Comes * The Bonnie Lass of Albanie * O, For Ane-And-Twenty, Tam * Where Are The Joys
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This album contains the last volume in the series The Songs of Robert Burns, as researched and arranged by the late composer Serge Hovey and sung by the late Jean Redpath MBE, one of Scotland’s foremost interpreters of traditional song.
It is part of a project that was planned to document the Scottish poet’s unique musical contribution of over three hundred songs. Each song was thoroughly researched by Hovey for the correct match of lyrics and tune variant that Burns intended.
Serge Hovey died before the series was completed and Jean Redpath felt unable to continue the series after Volume 7 and regrettably the project was never completed. Volumes 1 to 7 were critically acclaimed.
The CD series comprises: