Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader MBE (born Sadenia Edna Reader, 28 August 1959) is a Scottish singer, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career, which in 2003 saw her showcase the works of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns.

  • Read more at Wikipedia
  • This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Ae Fond Kiss


  • Clip 1 - Ae Fond Kiss
  • Clip 2 - Leezie Lindsay
  • Clip 3 - Willie Stewart
  • Clip 4 - Transatlantic Sessions (Robert's Story/I Guess My Heart)

Your Comments

Clive, Omagh
She just captures Burns' poetry like no one else. Tears from a stone time, if you have to explain this to anyone then they have missed the point. God Bless you Eddi

More than a hint of Belle Stewart. Eddi can evoke a tear from a glass eye. Traditional story telling at it's best

Patrick Cassidy
Beautiful x

John fae Isle of Lewis
Quite superb. Surely even Jeremy Paxman would have applauded this...

OK I've had a few drinks tonight but just saw this on BBC Scotland and I was in tears. Just stunning. Carol I hope you got the link and love it as much as I do. xx

Brillant. Saw her perform in Glasgow when I was a student. Was that Phil Cunningham on accordion?

what a singer Eddi is just beautifull

Nearly time for CC2010 and we still haven't had this in England. Please respond, BBC!

Och c'mon! When's the Burns concert dvd being released? (hurry please)

Definately a tear jerker. Beautifully sung and with real passion.Thank you Eddi.

so lovely i cried

Scotland season on BBC4 September and October 2009 - will this be shown - please?

De zuiverste stem in Schotland or:the most pure voice in Schotland, dankjewel

dave scott
This is july and we are still waiting for BBC 4 to show this

Ae Fond Kiss Best version ever you are a star Eddi

gordon love
i was at your concert in hamilton and i must say you are brill i have been to alot of concerts and i must say you were brill you done burns you should try leanord cohan hope you read this xxx

Wonderfull as ever

We flew from Vancouver to Glasgow for this concert and it was more magical live - I've been dancing to Willie Stewart ever since!

PLEASE - BBC4 England - this is just wonderful

that wis fair braw

Mary K
I would love to be able to buy a DVD of your Robbie Burns concert as well as the Auld Lang syne one. I love your energy on stage and the way you put over the songs.

I have been a fan of Willie Nelson for 30 years but one of the best renditions of any of his songs I have heard was Eddi singing Settled Back To Earth. How about an album of similar country songs AND an hour on BBC One Sessions.

Neil Levett
Eddie makes me love Burns where as before I was apathetic, thanks

This should be broadcast on bbc4 england its brilliant

Wonderful! Thank you BBC for posting these - now how about a whole of hour of Eddi on the BBC One Sessions?

Eddi, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you and watching you. You are absolutley wonderful

saw eddi at mauchline holy fair,fantastic! hope to see you this year x

barry thom
I sent this message to a dear friend. "Listen to this lady, she will touch you deeply with her voice"

a singer who does burns justice...empathic

I am so glad that I rediscovered you Eddi. When are you coming to Canada?

every time i hear Eddi sing Ae Fonnd Kiss it brings a tear tae ma eye.absolutely brilliant

Mike C
I've never cried when I heard Burns until i heard this - simply brilliant.

Can anyone tell me when this will be broadcast on bbc4 in england please

when will this be on bbc4 in england it needs a wide audiance

john coulter
absoloutly fabulous

peter & liz
We were there again this year. It's just a fantastic night and a real priveledge to see & hear such pros enjoying themselves.

Mike B
Fantastic singer and band.... great every time I see them, more dates in the UK please!

eddi reader singing ae fond kiss, musical perfection...

As well the centuries seperate her from Robbie. He would have had another someone special to love.

If Mr Burns was alive today he would surely be declaring her the real deal - exquisite.

Fifer Jim
A beautiful singer who is also a beautiful person.

Harriet Smith
Brilliant. I Just Love Eddi. Her Voice Is So Amazing. I Love All Her Robert Burns Songs. Makes Me Wish I Was Scottish :)

Sarah Billingham
Eddi has a voice of angel!

Beautiful and brilliant

Fit mair div ye wintapart fae mairWell done BBC Scotlandgreat 18 videosand FREE

magic. i listened to the concert on the radio and couldn't wait to her on iplayer. she is a very special singer.

Let it wash over your soul

The one and only fantastic Eddi Reader, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Club and the Corn Exchange performances - thank you Eddi always a joy to see you perform live.

z and b.
We saw Eddi at celtic connections-fabULOUS.what a voice.What a band.Love you all.

Adrian Ball
brilliant voice.patience of angels my all time fav song

Catherine Mackenzie Davies
Sublime. x

Was there! Was Brill!!!

ma feet still ma feet still louping yet and she isna hav nae bonnie taeng

Fantastic! Truely wonderful. Thanks Eddi

Kenny M
Eddi is the Queen Of Scots. When she sings, the world becomes a better place. God bless her!!

magic words, magic singer

Ian & Sandra
Eddi at her very best!

cat stewart
one o my favourites n eddi is magic at singing it xx

sue archer
Absolutely beautiful

Ae Fond Kiss,naebuddy can sing it like Eddi

Comments are no longer being accepted on this feature page.

Auld Lang Syne Concert Index

Performing at

Sunday 18th January

Royal Concert Hall

Sunday 19th January

Royal Concert Hall

Saturday 24th January

Royal Concert Hall

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.