Scottish Voice Show # 614

January 21, 2012

Show # 614:      2012, Jan 21, Robert Burns Show         Mark Korman

To listen to today’s podcast check one of the player to the right under “Listen Live”

To listen to shows dating back to December 2010 go to Scottish Voice archive:

Celebrating the life and music of Robert Burns

Jan 21st  2012 Show Log

1      Celia Ramsay/ Songs of my Father’s People/ Ye Bank and Braes       

2      Greenock Burns Club Celebrates 200 Years of Burns/ Introduction

3      The Wherries, The Youth of Inverclyde, Ravenscraig School Choir/

        Greenock Burns Club Celebrates 200 Years of Burns/ The Silver Tassie

4      The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band/The Reel Party: Are Ye Askin’/

        Grand March

5      The Haggis Sky Television   

6      Battlefield Band/My Love is Like a Red Red Rose

7      James Ross/ The Haggis Set

8      Ted Christopher/ A Million Smiles/ Scots Wha Hae

9      Documentary on Burns Dinner by Moz Taylor

10     Ed Miller/ At Home with the Exiles/ A Man’s a Man

Robert Burns was a Farmer, Tax collector, Folk Hero, and a Poet.  He was born on January 25, 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland and died on July 21, 1796 in Dumfries, Scotland.

Known as the Ploughman Poet –  Scotland’s favorite son – Rabbie Burns and Poet of the People just to mention a few of his nicknames. 

Robert Burns the National poet of Scotland wrote lyrics and songs in the Scottish dialect.  He was born the eldest of seven children to William Burnes and Agnes Broun.   They were exposed to hard times and poverty but they were a close knit family. 

Wiliam Burnes believed education was of the utmost importance.  His wife, Agnes could not read but she knew many songs which she sang often to her children.

 William died in 1784 and is buried I the churchyard of Kirk Alloway.

 Robert was his rebellion against orthodox religion and morality and the many women in his life but he married only one, Jean Armour.


One Response to “Scottish Voice Show # 614”

  1. Celia Ramsay on August 8th, 2012 12:57 am

    I just wanted to thank you for playing my songs on your station!

    Warm regards,

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