Works with a theme of work (39)

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  1. Paul Young

    An Extemporaneous Effusion on being appointed to the Excise

    “Searching auld wives' barrels ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Paul Young

  2. Crawford Logan

    Bessy and her Spinning Wheel

    “O leeze me on my spinnin-wheel ...”

    A song written in 1792 and performed by Crawford Logan

  3. Karen Dunbar

    Bonie Jean

    “There was a lass and she was fair ...”

    A song written in 1793 and performed by Karen Dunbar

  4. Shirley Henderson

    Dusty Miller

    “Hey the dusty Miller ...”

    A song written in 1788 and performed by Shirley Henderson

  5. Phyllis Logan

    Epigram On Rough Roads

    “I'm now arrived -- thanks to the gods ...”

    An epigram written in 1786 and performed by Phyllis Logan

  6. Denis Lawson

    Epistle to Dr Blacklock

    “Wow, but your letter made me vauntie ...”

    An epistle written in 1789 and performed by Denis Lawson

  7. Gerry Carruthers

    Epistle to James Smith

    “Dear Smith, the sleest, pawkie thief ...”

    An epistle written in 1786 and performed by Gerry Carruthers

  8. Paul Higgins

    Extempore

    “O why the deuce should I repine ...”

    A poem written in 1782 and performed by Paul Higgins

  9. Barbara Rafferty

    Extempore, in the Court of Session

    “He clench'd his pamphlets in his fist ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  10. Jonathan Watson

    Grim Grizzle

    “Grim Grizzel was a mighty Dame ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Jonathan Watson

  11. Barbara Rafferty

    Hey Ca' thro

    “Up wi' the carls of Dysart ...”

    A song written in 1792 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  12. Liam Brennan

    John Barleycorn: A Ballad

    “There was three kings into the east, ...”

    A song written in 1782 and performed by Liam Brennan

  13. John Bett

    Lines Written on a window at the King's Arms Tavern, Dumfries

    “Ye men of wit and wealth, why all this sneering ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by John Bett

  14. Ralph Riach

    Merry Hae I Been Teethin A Heckle

    “O Merry hae I been teethin' a heckle ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Ralph Riach

  15. Alison Peebles

    Occasional Address, Spoken by Miss Fontenelle, on her benefit night

    “Still anxious to secure a partial favour, ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by Alison Peebles

  16. Gary Lewis

    On Findlater

    “The Exciseman and the Gentleman in One ...”

    An epitaph performed by Gary Lewis

  17. Liz Lochhead

    Pegasus at Wanlockhead

    “With Pegasus upon a day ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  18. Cal Macaninch

    Poem addressed to Mr Mitchell, Collector of Excise, Dumfries

    “Friend o' the Poet, tried and leal ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  19. Douglas Henshall

    Prologue spoken by Mr Woods

    “When by generous Public's kind acclaim, ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Douglas Henshall

  20. Alex Norton

    Reply to Robert Riddell [Robert Burns]

    “Dear Bard ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Alex Norton

  21. John Shedden

    Tail Todle

    “Our gudewife held o'er to Fife ...”

    A poem performed by John Shedden

  22. Shirley Henderson

    The Banks of Nith

    “The Thames flows proudly to the sea ...”

    A song written in 1788 and performed by Shirley Henderson

  23. Siobhan Redmond

    The Cardin' O't, the Spinnin' O't

    “The cardin' o't, the spinnin' o't ...”

    A song written in 1796 and performed by Siobhan Redmond

  24. Dawn Steele

    The Cooper o' Dundee

    “Ye coopers and hoopers attend to my ditty ...”

    A poem performed by Dawn Steele

  25. Stuart McQuarrie

    The Inventory

    “Sir, as your mandate did request ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Stuart McQuarrie

  26. Multiple Readers

    The Jolly Beggars : Love and Liberty - A Cantata

    “When lyart leaves bestrow the yird, ...”

    A song written in 1785 and performed by Multiple Readers

  27. Dougray Scott

    The Jolly Beggars : My Bonie Lass I Work in Brass

    “My bonie lass I work in brass ...”

    A song written in 1785 and performed by Dougray Scott

  28. John Shedden

    The Jolly Beggars : See the Smoking Bowl Before us

    “See the smoking bowl before us ...”

    A song written in 1785 and performed by John Shedden

  29. Shirley Henderson

    The Taylor

    “The Taylor he cam here to sew ...”

    A song performed by Shirley Henderson

  30. Simon Tait

    To Alexander Findlater

    “Dear Sir ...”

    A poem performed by Simon Tait

  31. Alex Norton

    To Captain Riddell

    “Your News and Review, Sir, I've read through and through, Sir ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Alex Norton

  32. Tam Dean Burn

    To Mr Gavin Hamilton. Mauchline

    “I hold it, sir, my bounten duty ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Tam Dean Burn

  33. Cal Macaninch

    To Mr Graham of Fintry, On being appointed to my Excise Division

    “I call no goddess to inspire my strains ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  34. John Bett

    To Robert Graham Esq of Fintry Esq with a Request for an Excise Division

    “When Nature her great Masterpiece designed ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by John Bett

  35. Paul Young

    To Robert Graham of Fintry Esq

    “Late crippled of an arm, and now a leg ...”

    An epistle written in 1791 and performed by Paul Young

  36. Barbara Rafferty

    To a painter

    “Dear - , I'll gie ye some advice ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  37. Shirley Henderson

    To the Weaver's gin ye go

    “My heart was ance as blythe and free ...”

    A song written in 1788 and performed by Shirley Henderson

  38. David Hayman

    Verses written on a window of the Inn at Carron

    “We cam' na here to view your warks ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by David Hayman

  39. Daniela Nardini

    Young Jockey was the blythest lad

    “Young Jockey was the blythest lad ...”

    A song written in 1790 and performed by Daniela Nardini

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