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Dr Fred Freeman on Tannahill and Burns

Dr Fred Freeman on Tannahill and Burns

Liam Logan chats to Dr Fred Freeman who is in Carrickfergus, giving a talk at the ‘Together in Time’ Festival put on by the East Antrim Traditional Music School.

Fred, who always stresses that Burns was a musician and song-writer as well as a poet, is speaking about Robert Tannahill and Robert Burns. He tells Liam about the importance of music to these two famous Scots - and discusses Tannahill’s link with Ulster through ‘The Wild Mountain Thyme’.

We also hear a couple of sample tracks from his forthcoming complete collection of Tannahill’s songs. (Broadcast: 23 Jun 2007)


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