24 tracks: The Lea Rig * My Collier Laddie * O’ This is No My Ain Lassie * My Nannie, O * Fragment * The Posie * The Mill, Mill O * O, Were I On Parnassus Hill * The German Lairdie * The Battle Of Sherra-Moor * Lament Of Mary Queen of Scots * You’re Welcome, Willie Stewart * Killiecrankie * Galloway Tam * Strathallan’s Lament * The Fornicator * Here’s To Thy Health * Last May A Braw Wooer * Gloomy December * Jamie, Come Try Me * The White Cockade * The Cardin O’t * Sandy And Jockie * Hey Ca’ Thro’.
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This album contains the fifth and sixth 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: