Since I was writing a post for another BLOG today, on Burns Day, it seems very relevant, to me, to write a similar post for my own blog. I've written before on Nancy's Novels about Burns poetry and songs, HERE for example, but I don't think I've yet properly included the poem Ae Fond Kiss.
|One of a pair of inherited Burns plates.|
Some Burns songs are lively and humorous but most of them are slow and heartrending—love songs and laments—mirroring Burns somewhat busy and very complicated love life as he fell in and out of love with one lass or another.
I think this is one of the best recent renditions. Robyn Stapleton has the most beautiful clear voice and my dad would have LOVED to hear this version.
This one, by Andy Stewart, is more like the versions I grew up with and I still have a vinyl copy of it in one of my cupboards.
P.S. Eddie Reader is pretty good, too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27nEe5yFtr8