Everything you wanted to know about Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard (and lots more besides).
Christopher Tait - Robert Burns Live
Christopher Tait is the world's leading Burns performer and the official "Robert Burns" of Homecoming Scotland 2009.
Burns Revisited Project
Burns Revisited is a project involving the writing of new music for the entire collection of Robert Burns songs plus music for the bulk of his remaining work. The purpose of the project is to revitalise and give a new dimension to the work of Scotland's National Bard.
The project was started in 2009 by Scottish Singer Songwriter Eddie Cairney and to date 363 new tunes have been written. It is expected the number will top 500 by the time the project is completed.
Burns didn't write original melodies for his songs. Although it is true that he did adapt tunes to fit his words, all the tunes he used were written by someone else.
Many of his song lyrics have to share the same tune and that just should not be the case.
The Burns Revisited Project is an attempt to redress the situation.