Category: Songs for George Thomson

Collations

Work for Songs for George Thomson is now in a critical phase, as the team pulls together the masses of research carried out over the last few years. This seems like an appropriate moment...

Textual Archaeology

One of the best parts of working as an RA on the Burns C21 project is the opportunity to engage in really thorough and sustained textual archaeology. The production of a modern edition demands...

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...

George Thomson and Robert Burns – Constructing a Timeline

It’s been a busy summer for the BurnsC21 team! I thought I’d take this opportunity to highlight one of the major tasks that I’ve been engaged with, as we continue working towards the volume...

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,...

Exploring Burns’s correspondence with Thomson

It’s almost a month now since I arrived in post as an RA here on the Burns C21 project. This seems an opportune moment to reflect on some of the interesting points that have...

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...