Rhythm & Burns

by Ian Bruce

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    Dr. Fred Freeman gets it done. I remember years ago reading an article he'd written about Scottish songwriters and he talks them up very nicely. His comments about me were rosy. Thanks Fred.
    Later (1996) he phoned me, out of the blue, to be one of the singers for Vol 2 of his "Complete Songs of Robert Burns set. I loved recording it and the reaction I received. I was on further Volumes. Again with lovely compliments as a result.
    Then we recorded my Hodden Grey CD together. Wow! The great reviews were very encouraging. The Alloway Tales. Same thing. I worked on one or two of his other projects too. "To Be The Nation Again", "A' Adam's Bairns"etc.
    We toured Poland together. It was amazing.
    He mentioned to me he had a hankering to make an album concentrating on the rhythms of Robert Burns' work rather than only the beautiful lyrics.
    Rhythm & Burns is the result. I know I am biased but I love this album. Frankly, it did not get much attention. A real shame according to me and its fans who go overboard about it. If you only want to hear Burns from neat legged, hand clasped pseudo opera characters...This CD is NOT for you. Don't buy it. But if you are open minded then a pleasurable experience awaits you. You have never heard another album that sound even remotely like it.
    This CD is on Lochshore Records. If you see it on their site for download then that would be the correct thing to do. I have looked and, for some reason, did not see it there.
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Raving Winds 02:52
The Lea-Rig 03:11
Duncan Gray 02:10


16 Acoustic recordings. A very fresh and entertaining approach to Robert Burns. Have and open minded listen....


released January 5, 2010

IAN BRUCE - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard & Percussion
STWEVIE LAWRENCE - Slide Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Appalachian Dulcimer, Hurdy Gurdy, Bodhran, Log Drum, etc......He plays loads of things very well.....
CHRIS AGNEW - Acoustic Bass, Harmony Vocals on Weary Pund o' Tow.
RICHARD WERNER - All kinds of percussion.


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