Jackie Morrison presents a kist full of songs and rhymes appropriate to this time of the year when people are thinking of romance! Keeping to the theme of love and courtin’, Charlie Gillen reads us Alec McAllister’s poem about Wee Willie’s mishap during his visit to Maggie…
We have music from Jim Reid - ‘The Lassie wi’ the Yellow Coatie’; and some listeners may remember Karen Matheson from Celtic band, Capercaillie. We hear her version of the Robert Burns’ song, ‘Bonnie Jean’ from her 2002 solo CD called ‘Time to Fall’.
Will McAvoy reads ‘Auld Flames’ by Sadie Smith from Clough; and Mike Gaston sings his own version of WF Marshall’s popular poem, ‘Me an’ Me Da’ - sometimes called ‘Livin’ in Drumlister’, available on ‘More Folk’ by the Ulster Folk Orchestra.
In Ayrshire, Rab Wilson has written a romantic poem called ‘Somerfield Checkout Counter No.2’; and Wilson Burgess reads a poem about ‘Premarital Advice’ from his new book, ‘Dae Ye See’
The programme finishes with a song from the 1700s performed by Jock Tamson’s Bairns - ‘Wooed and Married and Aa’.