Prose & SongCorrespondence & Poetry

Prose Recordings from the ‘Interleaved Scots Musical Museum’, read by Donny O’Rourke.

To mark the beginning of work on the second volume of the Oxford University Press edition of the Works of Robert Burns – The Scots Musical Museum, edited by Murray Pittock – here are a selection of Burns’s own notes on some of the songs contained therein. These excerpts are taken from the ‘Interleaved Scots Musical Museum‘: four volumes annotated in Burns’s holograph. The excerpts are read by Scottish Poet, film-maker, editor and literary critic, Donny O’Rourke.