Friday, 20 January 2017
Rabbie Burns 1759—1796:
The Pride of Ulster-Scots
[Wee Book. Willie Drennan 2004]
The poet Rabbie Burns is often described as the Scottish National Bard, and quite understandably so. But Burns, like Shakespeare and Joyce, was certainly studied and admired far out beyond his homeland and by people of completely different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. No wonder, as he was a great liver of life and lover of life - had profound insights into humanity and an uncanny ability to express this orally and in writing.