Burns the new songs evolved from eddie cairney’s Burns Revisited Project.
Robert Burns is one of the greatest song lyricists the world has ever know but he was frustrated by a lack of suitable tunes to accommodate his prodigious outpouring of lyrics. Burns didn’t compose tunes so he travelled the country collecting traditional melodies which, if they didn’t work as they were, he would modify to fit his lyrics. Perhaps if he had lived longer he would have teamed up with a contemporary composer who could have done justice to his words.
This is an exciting project and the first time anyone has written fresh music to Burns complete works.
These songs will all be released as an album series over the next few years.
The Burns Revisited Project has produced 892 songs and counting.