Bruce MacGregor hears about a new approach to singing Burns from Jamaica. Plus the risque side of Gaelic poetry and song.
What would Robert Burns' poetry and song have sounded like if he had stepped on that boat to Jamaica in 1786? We can only imagine. Kieran Murray has produced a new album called 'Jamaica Sings Burns' featuring new treatments of songs of the bard performed by Jamaican artists. We'll hear some world exclusive plays of those tracks and from Kieran.
Plus, the risque side of Gaelic poetry and song. Dr Peter MacKay of St Andrews University unveils a whole different side to songs which appear innocent but are loaded with euphemism and code representative of a rich erotic life.