26 tracks: Cauld Kale In Aberdeen * To The Weaver Gin Ye go * Wantonness * My Tocher’s The Jewel * Charlie He’s My Darling * Lady Mary Ann * Amang The Trees * Country Lassie * The De’il’s Awa Wi’ Th’ Exciseman * Johnie Blunt * The Winter It Is Past * The Red, Red Rose * Logan Water * Corn Rigs * Had I The Wyte * Nine Inch Will Please a Lady * Beware O * Bonnie Ann * The Cooper O’ Cuddy * Sweetest May * A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation * Auld Lang Syne * Hey How Johnnie Lad * Mary Morison * The Dusty Miller * It Was A’ For Our Rightfu’ King * Sae Flaxen Were Her Ringlets.
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This album contains the first two volumes 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: