Robert Burns in Song and Dance — a new publication

Diy6WQ0WkAAhL5PThis new book by Sue Knight lists the dance tunes (as published by Playford, Walsh, Thompson, Johnson & others) which match the airs Burns used for his songs.

This is “a most welcome addition to the world of Burns Studies and to our ever-growing knowledge of life in eighteenth century Scotland”, Kirsteen McCue, Professor of Scottish Literature & Song Culture, University of Glasgow.

The enclosed DVD is a clip from the Early Dance Festival 2017, where Dumfries Historical Dance Group presented a programme celebrating the life of Robert Burns in song and dance. To purchase a copy, contact Sue Knight at tel. 01387 810868 or email

94 pp, A4 hdbk, including a DVD. ISBN 978-1-907931-76-5