Category: Editors

Missing Flute Part for The Jolly Beggars – Can you help?

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I last blogged on the project. We’ve been working hard, as Gerry McKeever’s blog on collations shows, on the detailed analysis of each song for the edition...

Bringing Burns’s songs alive!

Hello again! Just a quick update on things….you may have seen Vivien’s live tweets ! We held the first of our performance workshops for the project a couple of weeks ago, working with a...

Singing and accompanying Burns’s songs

As per usual it’s been a busy time on the project in the past few weeks. After my trip to New York in June I’ve been working closely with Vivien and Gerry McKeever on...

Guest Blog by Professor Patrick Scott – The mysterious ‘WR’ once more: a mid-Victorian reminiscence

This is a follow-up to Nigel Leask’s blog-posts last June and again in October, commenting on the identity of the mysterious ‘WR.’ WR was one of several people who made annotations to Burns’s First...

Burns’s letters in New York City

Hi there! I realise it’s been several weeks since I posted my last blog about the project. We’ve all been very busy indeed. Vivien has been working on a web exhibition of the illustrations...

Thomson and Burns

Hello folks! More to add to my on-going Editor’s blog on the Burns songs for George Thomson! This past couple of weeks have been busy and productive. Lots of new reading on Burns’s songs...

More on Thomson

Hello! I realise that a couple of weeks have passed since my last blog! Work is moving ahead on the Thomson songs for our edition. As I mentioned in my first blog our RAs,...

Welcome to the world of Burns and George Thomson

Hello folks, Allow me to introduce myself….I am the editor of vols 4 & 5 of the new Oxford Works of Robert Burns and my work on this edition constitutes the last part of...

Publication of Volume 1 of the New Oxford Edition of The Works of Robert Burns: A Note from the General Editor, Gerard Carruthers

It is hugely satisfying to see the fine book in its Oxford University Press critical edition garb. Prof Nigel Leask’s volume is the first in our ‘Oxford Edition of the Works of Robert Burns’,...

Publication of Volume 1 of the New Oxford Edition of The Works of Robert Burns: A Note from the Editor, Nigel Leask

My volume of the new Oxford Burns edition, Commonplace Books, Tour Journals and Miscellaneous Prose, was officially published on 31st July. I was thrilled to receive my copy on the 10th August 2014, just...