To celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, here's Battlefield Band's take of one of Robert Burns best-loved works.
This recording is taken from the band's album Dookin', released in 2007 which you can find here: www.templerecords.co.uk/dookin
Alan Reid says in the sleevenotes "we were taken with the less well known melody that I found in Johnson’s Scots Musical Museum (published 1784) for it seemed to us to be like a new song. Johnson suggests it is the original tune used by Burns for this poem. But just in case any of you pine for the more familiar tune, we play a bit of it as an instrumental break – a case of proportional representation"
Alan Reid – vocal, piano / Sean O'Donnell – Guitar, backing vocal; / Alasdair White – Fiddles, whistle / Mike Katz – whistle, Scottish small pipes
On this album the group
, one of the great institutions of Scottish traditional music, have invited twelve special guests to explore and play the music and songs shared by the two vibrant cultures of Scotland & Ireland.
Guests include: Christine Primrose (Gaelic Song), Alison Kinnaird (Scottish Harp & Cello), Jim Kilpatrick (Snare & Bass Drums), John Martin (Fiddle), Mike Whellans (Harmonica / Moothie), Nuala Kennedy (Gaelic Song & Flute), Leo McCann (Melodeon), Aaron Jones (Vocals & Bouzouki), Barry Gray (Highland Bagpipe), Don Meade (Harmonica) & Tony DeMarco (Fiddle)
Beg & Borrow Release Dates:
Out now worldwide