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    This week's Arts Tonight celebrates the work of Scottish poet Robert Burns in advance of Burns Night next Saturday.

    Burns Night

    This week’s Arts Tonight celebrates the work of Scottish poet Robert Burns in advance of Burns Night next Saturday.


    This year marks the 700th anniversary of the Scottish victory at the Battle of Bannackburn in 1314, a date that informed part of Robert Burns’s political consciousness.


    Presenter Vincent Woods examines the significance of Burns’ work in this year of the vote on Scottish Independence, with poet and author Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at the University of St Andrew’s in Fife in Scotland and author of “The Bard” a very fine recent biography of Burns.

    The programme is interspersed with the music and poetry of Burns, including a reading by Alex Salmond, Scottish First Minister.

    Some of the music and readings on the programme include:


    “A Man’s a Man for All That” sung by Ewan MacColl.

    The poem “To a Mouse” is read by Gordon Kennedy.

    Singer Jean Redpath sings” “Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation” and “Auld Lang Syne.”

     

    Arts Tonight is produced by Aileen O’Meara for Digital Audio Productions

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    This week's Arts Tonight celebrates the work of Scottish poet Robert Burns in advance of Burns Night next Saturday.

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