Born in 1725, Robert Burns witnessed great upheavals in France and America, which graced him with a strong kinship with the struggles of the common man to find equality and justice, and his words reflect that. He believed in writing in Scots dialect, which sometimes proves difficult for a listener unaccustomed to the sound, but it lends a beautiful, lyrical quality to song lyrics and poems alike.
In honor of Burns’ Night, Katie and Joe play songs written by Robert Burns, with some non-Burnsian tracks tossed in to balance things out. We left out the well-known songs such as Auld Lang Syne and My Luve Is Like a Red Red Rose, but we wrap up with what Joe considers Burns’ masterpiece: A Man’s A Man.
This week, we play Ed Miller, Beth Patterson, Fiddlers2, Sileas, Dick Gaughan, The Fire, Dervish, Fortunate Strangers, Silly Wizard, Malinky, Mànran, and Ryan Joseph Burns.
Our FairPlé score this week: 50
|1||Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses||Nuala Kennedy||Behave the Bravest|
|2||McPherson’s Farewell||Ed Miller||Lyrics of Gold|
|3||Ye Jacobites by Name||Beth Patterson||Hybrid Vigor|
|4||Flora McDonald-Fair Maid of Oban-Road to Errogie||Fiddlers2||Mirrors of Elsewhere|
|5||Ca’ The Yowes||Sileas||Beating Harps|
|6||Now Westlin Winds||Dick Gaughan||Handful Of Earth|
|7||Chasing Down the Sun||The Fire||Radiance|
|8||Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses||Nuala Kennedy||Behave the Bravest|
|9||Soldier Laddie [Song]||Dervish||Spirit|
|10||Ye Banks and Braes||Fortunate Strangers||The Road I Travel|
|11||Donald McGillavry||Silly Wizard||Live Wizardry|
|13||Oran na Cloiche||Mànran||Mànran|
|14||Is There for Honest Poverty (A Man’s A Man)||Ryan Joseph Burns||Burns on Burns Vol I|