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The Red Red Rose

songs & tunes from 18th-century Scotland

2017 remaster
download at Apple Music
listen at Spotify

download booklet

or buy the 2008 Delphian CD version here

£12 + P&P

Mhairi Lawson, soprano
Jamie MacDougall, tenor
David Greenberg, violin

songs by Robert Burns, Allan Ramsay, John Abell, and James Oswald, including the original version of A Red Red Rose, seasoned with some wild fiddling

smileythe funkiest album of Burns songs I've ever heardsadCD Review - BBC Radio 3

smileyplaying of the highest ordersadEarly Music Review

smileyIf you missed this January 2005 dazzler on its first release, then this brand new, digitally remastered version of David McGuinness's brilliant collection of songs and tunes from 18th-century Scotland should be snapped up. And if you haven't heard it, and think you know a deal aboot our native culture, be prepared to be surprised by the reams of insights, wicked and witty, humorous and heartbreaking, exhilarating and energetic on offer from McGuinness and his leftfield outfit, which includes gleaming soprano Mhairi Lawson and the raw and exciting fiddle playing of David Greenberg. Fresh, vivid, and sparkling throughout.sadThe Herald winkwinkwinkwinkwink

smileyThis new release is another exciting example of the arty side of Scots music prevalent in Edinburgh around the time Burns was active in the capital. The singers are Mhairi Lawson and Jamie MacDougall; the performance, backed by David McGuinness's Concerto Caledonia, is svelte and stylish.sadThe Scotsman winkwinkwinkwinkwink

smileySupreme playing and singing, and a strong sense of levity. Concerto Caledonia obviously take their music seriously, but not so themselves - there's passion and perfection here, but no pomposity.sad