Immortal Memory

Robert Burns is one of the great poets of friendship, and in this CD we hope to give you a flavour of that quintessentially Scottish feast of friendship, the Burns Night Supper.

The traditional elements of the Supper are all here, from the Selkirk Grace to Auld lang syne, from the Immortal Memory to the hearty, noisy music-making described in the rollicking tavern scene in Tam o’ Shanter: ‘The night drave on wi’ sangs and clatter, And ay the ale was growing better …’

In new and exciting arrangements, almost all written specifically for this recording, the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir and friends invite you to share this celebration of Scotland’s incomparable songmaker.

Track Listing:

  1. The Selkirk Grace – traditional
  2. The Immortal Memory – original composition by Thomas LaVoy
    Raemond Jappy, fiddle; John Frederick Hudson, Piano
  3. Ae fond kiss – arr. by Paul Mealor
    Karen Proctor, soprano solo; Sarah LeBrocq, alto solo; Matthew Burns, baritone solo
  4. Charlie is my darling – arr. by Sarah Rimkus
  5. Ye banks and braes o’ bonnie Doon – arr. by John Frederick Hudson
    Eilidh Thomson, soprano solo; Mhairi Sharp, soprano duet
  6. Address to a haggis – read by Robert Lovie
  7. O, my Luve’s like a red, red rose – tune by Neil Gow, arr. by Robert Lovie
    Robert Lovie, tenor solo; Raemond Jappy, fiddle
  8. Rattlin’, roarin’ Willie – arr. by Théophile Krosi-Douté
    Ross Cumming, baritone solo; Raemond Jappy, fiddle
  9. To a mouse – read by Jillian Bain Christie
  10. Ca’ the yowes – arr. by Rory Boyle
    Jillian Bain Christie, soprano; John Frederick Hudson, Piano
  11. A Fiddler’s Fancy – arr. by Raemond Jappy & Robert Lovie
    Raemond Jappy, fiddle; Robert Lovie, piano
  12. My heart’s in the Highlands – arr. by Edward-Rhys Harry
    Jillian Bain Christie, soprano solo; Ian Christie, percussion
  13. The night was still – read by Jillian Bain Christie
  14. O May, thy morn – arr. by Gemma McGregor
    Sam Paul, tenor solo; Raemond Jappy, fiddle
  15. Handsome Nell – read by Robert Lovie
  16. A man’s a man for a’ that – arr. by Michael Merrill
    Sam Paul, tenor solo; Thomas LaVoy, guitar; Raemond Jappy, fiddle
  17. Green grow the rashes, O! – arr. by Philip Cooke
    Dermot O’Connor, baritone solo
  18. Afton Water – arr. by Luke Whitlock
  19. The lass that made the bed to me – read by Robert Lovie
  20. Sangs an’ clatter – a medley arr. by Raemond Jappy & Robert Lovie
    Robert Lovie, tenor solo; Raemond Jappy, piano
  21. Auld lang syne – arr. by Raemond Jappy & Robert Lovie
    Robert Lovie, tenor solo; Raemond Jappy, fiddle; John Frederick Hudson, piano

100% of funds raised from this recording will go directly to the Ballater Flooding Appeal.

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