First broadcast January 25, 2002

A Robert Burns Night

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Och, we're having a wee party to celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's legendary poet whose genius did so much to preserve and popularize the country's traditional music. This Bard of Caledonia was also one of the world's first and foremost song collectors and restorers, leaving us more than 300 songs that, in his own words, he "begged, borrowed and stole" from folk tradition.

Two sets are in tribute of Davy Steele and Tony Cuffe, fine interpreters of Burns' songs, both of whom died during 2001. Bruce Davies will be joining us again at Profiles in Folk on May 3 when he begins his American tour for this year.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Alasdair Fraser & Paul Machlis, Miss Dumbreck/Miss Cameron of Balvenie/Clydeside Lassies, Legacy Of The Scottish Fiddle/Vol. 1, Culburnie

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  • Battlefield Band, Rantin' Rovin' Robin, Stand Easy & Preview, Temple

  • Dougie Maclean, Scots Wha Hae, Tribute, Dunkeld

  • Battlefield Band, MacPherson's Lament, Threads, Temple

  • Ed Miller, A Man's A Man, Live At Oatlands, Barnaby Productions

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  • Davy Steele, O My Luv's Like A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns: The Complete ,

  • Songs/Vol. 4, Linn, ,

  • Davy Steele, Tiddy Dunbar/The Brothers Reconciliation, Chasing Shadows,

  • Temple, , ,

  • Davy Steele, Once I Loved A Bonny Lass, RB: The Complete Songs/Vol.5, Linn

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  • Bruce Davies, Green Grow The Rashes, My Bonnie Mary, Address To The Haggis, Auld Lang Syne, O'er The Border, Rothes Recordings

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  • Tony Cuffe, Sweet Afton, When Rosy May Comes In Wi' Flowers, RB: The

  • Complete Songs/Vol. 1, Linn, ,

  • Tony Cuffe, The Weary Pund O Tow, When First I Came To Caledonia, Iona

  • Jock Tamson's Bairns, Brave Lewie Roy/Wantoness, Sampler, Temple

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  • Davie Paton, Ca' The Yowes, Fragments, Lochshore/KRL

  • Stravaig, Ye Banks And Braes, Scots Women, Greentrax

  • Canterach, There'll Never Be Peace 'Til Jamie Comes Hame, Canterach,

  • Lochshore/KRL, , ,

  • Jock Tamson's Bairns, Dusty Miller/Wee Willie Gray, May You Never Lack A ,

  • Scone, Greentrax, ,

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  • Sue Richards, Auld Lang Syne, Grey Eyed Morn, Maggie's Music

  • Bill Keith, Auld Lang Syne, Something Auld, Something New...., Rounder

  • Alasdair Fraser & Jody Stecher, The Lea Rig, The Driven Bow, Culburnie