Thursday, October 08, 2009

Scotland: National Poetry Day, and music

Today is national poetry day in Scotland.

Caledonia is a country where the national bard -- Robert Burns -- is well known outside his homeland as well as within its borders. It is the 250th anniversary of his birth, this year, too, so there’s been a bit more than the usual of his work around. There are many other fine Scottish poets, too, many of them expressing their work through music, sung or played. Celebrate the day and find out more about all this by following the links below.

tuning up for Burns Night: four Scots musicians

intersections: words, music, and Robert Burns

Eddi Reader sings more of the songs of Robert Burns

Songs of Homecoming, to Scotland and other places

Homecoming Scotland: music

Potato Music

photograph of Glasgow, copyright Kerry Dexter

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