turns out i can

November 6, 2009

a few years ago, i was making a mix cd for a friend who’s writing her dissertation on epic poetry and the development of scottish national identity, and i ended up downloading the entire 13 cd collected songs of robert burns, and it turns out i quite like some of them. my favorites (that i could find) below the jump.

this last one i utterly love, and will listen to on repeat, and while this version is good, it’s not as good as the one on the cd, which is amazing, just this guy ian bruce singing with almost no accompaniment. it’s very stark and strong and affecting. similar to this (IB is the dude on the right):


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