Scottish poetry is a powerful, beautiful expression of Country and Culture. It’s proud history includes such figures as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and many other illustrious figures. This volume of poetry is a perfect compendium of the words and works of Scotland.
The track list is; The TWA Corbies – Ballad; Sir Patrick Spens – Ballad; Get Up And Bar The Door – Anonymous; The TWA Books - Alan Ramsay; from A Hymn On The Seasons - James Thomson; Hymn On Solitude - James Thomson; Johnnie Cope - Adam Skirving; from O Tell Me How To Woo Thee - Robert Graham of Gartmore; from Auld Reikie - Robert Fergusson; A Red Red Rose - Robert Burns; Tam O’ Shanter – Robert Burns; To A Mouse - Robert Burns; A Man's A Man For A' That - Robert Burns; Ae Fond Kiss – Robert Burns; from 'Caller Herrin' ' - Lady Nairne; Ca' The Yowes To The Knowles – Anonymous; McLean's Welcome - James Hogg; Lochinvar - Walter Scott; Proud Maisie - Walter Scott; Old Christmastide (An Extract) By Sir Walter Scott; My Native Land - Sir Walter Scott; The Dirge Of Wallace - Thomas Campbell; Ode To The Memory Of Burns - Thomas Campbell; Lord Ullin's Daughter - Thomas Campbell; Lachin Y Gair - George Gordon (Lord) Byron; Beautiful Balmoral - William Topaz McGonagall; from 'The City Of Dreadful Night' - James Thomson; from 'In The Shadows' (Sonnet 1) – David Gray; The Vagabond - Robert Louis Stevenson; Where Go The Boats - Robert Louis Stevenson; God Gave To Me A Child In Part - Robert Louis Stevenson; I Do Not Fear To Own Me Kin - Robert Louis Stevenson; Autumn Fires - Robert Louis Stevenson; Christmas At Sea - Robert Louis Stevenson; Winter - Robert Louis Stevenson; When You See Millions Of The Mouthless Dead -Charles Sorley; Such Such Is Death - Charles Sorley; Scottish Ground - Daniel Sheehan; Selkirt Grace – Robert Burns; Scots Whahae – Robert Burns; Auld Lang Syne – Robert Burns.
poems from my youth. Good selection, some better read than others which had a few words more anglicised than my recalled ones, but overall ok
I just wish the readers would announce the title and author of each poem, and the name of the reader. Otherwise, it's a delightful book.
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What made the experience of listening to The Poetry of Scotland the most enjoyable?
Wonderful readers immersed me in Scottish poetry! It was a good selection of poetry too.
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I loved listening to this in the evening as I wound down. I look for collections of poetry that I can listen to before bed, and this was perfect!
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I loved every moment listening to the rendition of the scots brough...
Great poets all. A very loverly hour or so spent in Bonnie Scotland...
It is a good mix of authors and reads with everything well read. Pro and a con is that it's a series of poems with minimal introduction or commentary. There is no interference with the poems but I would also like to learn more about them too.