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    Robert burns - the ploughman bard

    January 25 is the Birthday of Scotlands National Poet Robert Burns and this year is the 253 anniversary of his birth. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a "light" Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and it is in these that his political and civil commentary is often at its most blunt. As well as making original compositions, Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death on 21 July 1796 he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism and a cultural icon in Scotland and around the world.
    In commemoration of his birth and art here is The Scottish Rhapsody No 2, op 24 by Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (1847 – 1935) subtitled “Burns" and dedicated to his immortal memory. It is played by The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor

    The pictures in the video represent periods of Burns' life and his monument.
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    Thank you for opening my ears to a new vista - Having never heard Mackenzie's music, this was a nice introduction. Of course, Robert Burns works I know and I revel in them.

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    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    Thank you Rob, that was very good.


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    [QUOTE=John Watt;145846]"Where ever ye may be, let the wind blow free".

    Similar to my favourite Uncle quote of " an empty house is better than a bad tenant"


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