A Burns Concert, 23 January 2020, University Concert Hall

Issued: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 09:29:45 GMT

Thursday 23 January, 1.10-2pm
University Concert Hall
Funded by the Ferguson Bequest

Alastair Savage – fiddle
Alice Allen – cello
John Shedden – reader

In collaboration with the Centre for Robert Burns Studies


This concert features some of the fiddle tunes that inspired Burns across his life. He learned tunes from his native Ayrshire and Dumfriesshire, found others on his travels across Scotland, and picked them up from published collections, especially those by famous fiddlers Niel Gow and William Marshall. Alongside the timeless lyrics Burns often wrote to match them, John Shedden will let us hear what Burns had to say about these tunes in his song notes, tour journals, commonplace books and letters


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