Burns: Complete Songs, Vol. 1

COMPOSERS: Burns
LABELS: Linn
WORKS: Complete Songs, Vol. 1
PERFORMER: Various singers
CATALOGUE NO: CKD 047 DDD
Celebrating the bicentenary of Burns’s death, this is the first volume of twelve which will provide a record of his complete songs. Burns, as well as writing some of the most famous Scottish poetry of the 18th century and composing music for his verses, was also something of a musical archaeologist, uncovering ancient folk ballads and writing verses for them. The disc is a delightful cornucopia of excellent, often hauntingly authentic performances. Elise McDougall

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