Robert Burns - The Peoples
Poet - BBC Documentary
Writer Andrew O'Hagan asks what made Robert Burns one of the world's
favourite poets. He travels through the landscape of modern Scotland in a
poetic journey to the places that inspired Burns and to discover the story
of his wild and dramatic life.
Robert Burns - Work, Sex and Drink
A man of three great passions, love,
art and drink, Robert Burns is a poet whose work is known and celebrated
around the world. Angus Simpson introduces an evening of live performance
dedicated to the great Scottish poet and ladies man. Contemporary Scottish
folk acts perform some of Burns' most well known songs and poems in front of
a live studio audience.
Robert Burns: Of A' The
A stunning piece of vintage film portraying the lives and pastimes of
the people of Ayrshire, birthplace of the famous Scots poet Robert Burns. A
wonderful montage set to some of the Bard's most famous works of poetry,
verse and song, it's an intimate portrait of life in the 50's and a fine
tribute to the man whose work was created there two centuries before.
Included within this book are several chapters on the "Land of Burns".
An Immortal Memory
A video of Frank Shaw, President of the St. Andrews Society of Atlanta,
giving the Immortal Memory to Robert Burns at the Burns Club in Atlanta,
An account of Robert Burns
This is a .pdf file about Robert Burns taken
from the publication Scottish Men of Letters of the eighteenth century.
The Ploughman Poet
From an autobiographical sketch sent to Dr. Moore.
Literary Discovery - Burns and the Paraphrases
An article from Tait's Edinburgh Magazine
Burns and the Excise Board
Deil's Reply to Robert Burns
Sent in by Ian Fergusson
Where you can find a message forum dedicated to Robert Burns
BBC's Robert Burns Archive [External Link]
Has recording of all his songs and poems.
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum [External Link]
A new museum opened officially in January 2011
Robert Burns' granddaughter
Information on her burial place at Guelph.
A number of Lady Nairne's songs have been confused with those of Robert
Burns. I thought as a result it might be interesting to provide
information on her work.
Land of the
By A Chrichton (1919) (pdf)
Robert Burns - The Lassies
By George Scott Wilkie.
The Poems and Songs of
Robert Burns with a Life of the Author
Containing a Variety of Particulars, drawn from sources inaccessible by
former Biographers to which is subjoined an Appendix of a Panegyrical
Ode, and a demonstration of Burns' Superiority to every other poet as a
writer of Songs, by Rev. Hamilton Paul, Minister of Broughton, Glenholm
& Kilbuch (1819)
Robert Burns School Program comes to Canada
An article by Jack Jackson
A report by Ron &
Chrys Ballantyne of the Halton Peel Burns Club
Robert Burns as
a Symbol of Montreal Scottish Identity, 1801 - 1875
A talk given by Gillian Leitch.
Burns and Tartan
An article in pdf format by Willie Scobie
The Heritage of
By William Robertson Turnbull
Burns and the Kirk
A Review of what the Poet did for the Religious and Social
regeneration of the Scottish People by Alexander Webster (1888)
The Robert Burns 1859 Centenary: Mapping Transatlantic (Dis)Connection
A copy of a talk given by Dr Leith Davis at the Jill McKenzie
Memorial Lecture at the University of Guelph.
An Essay about Robert
By Thomas Carlyle (pdf)
Tribute to Burns
With thanks to Simon Fraser University for providing the book.
History of Glenbervie
The Fatherland of Burns by
Geo. H. Kinnear (1895)
Robert Burns in other tongues
A critical review of the translations of the songs & poems of
Robert Burns by William Jacks (1896) (pdf). I might add here
there is quite a list of countries where Burns poems were
and Mrs Dunlop
Their Correspondence by William Wallace (1898)
By W. P. Ker
Burns, a Summary of his Career and Genius
By Professor John Nichol (pdf)
Alexandria Burns Club (External link)
Jeremiah Eames Rankin - Scots American minister and poet