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Burns Special

Eddi Reader invites you to celebrate the life and work of our national bard Robert Burns in a special edition of the Celtic Zone marking 250 years since his birth. Eddi also introduces every track from the latest edition of her album 'Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns', speaking about what each song means to her.

RUNNING ORDER:

Timings are approximate and are given in hours and minutes from the start of the zone.

0.07
SCOTLAND’S MUSIC: Burns
John Purser examines Burns’ work in the context of Scotland’s musical history.

0.39
SONGLINES: My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
John Cavanagh explores Burns’ classic love song with the help of special guests, including Kenneth McKellar.

1.13
BURNS AND THE SCOTS MUSICAL MUSEUM: Episode 1 of 4
Hugh Taylor examines Burns’ involvement in the 18th century musical anthology.

1.35
SONGLINES: AE FOND KISS
John Cavanagh finds out more about the Burns song with help from special guests including Sheena Wellington and Eddi Reader.

2.11
BURNS AND THE SCOTS MUSICAL MUSEUM: Episode 2 of 4
Hugh Taylor examines Burns’ involvement in the 18th century musical anthology.

2.32
RAVI BURNS
Sanjeev Kohli enjoys an Asian Burns Supper, with guests around the table including bhangra artists Tigerstyle and singer-songwriter Karine Polwart.

3.07
BURNS AND THE SCOTS MUSICAL MUSEUM: Episode 3 of 4
Hugh Taylor examines Burns’ involvement in the 18th century musical anthology.

3.32
THE STORY AND THE SONG: O, Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast
Writer Janet Paisley weaves a tale around the classic Burns song. Narrated by Grace Glover.

3.58
BURNS AND THE SCOTS MUSICAL MUSEUM: Episode 4 of 4
Hugh Taylor examines Burns’ involvement in the 18th century musical anthology.

4.21
REEL BLEND: Richard Michael on Burns (Part 1 of 2)
Musician Richard Michael joins Robbie Shepherd to explore the music of Burns’ songs, explaining what makes these tunes tug on the heartstrings.

4.40
MY TOCHER’S THE JEWEL (Episode 3)
Kirsteen McCue examines the romance of Burns, from beautiful ballads to the lustful lyrics that caused friction with his publishers.

5.14
REEL BLEND: Richard Michael on Burns (Part 2 of 2)

Release date:

5 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 28 Jul 2009 00:30