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The Deil’s awa’ wi’ the Jazzman

Picture this – the wedding ceremony complete, the bride and groom are ready to sign the register. The groom is resplendent in full highland dress and would only require the addition of a broadsword to appear the hunting, fighting Scot, all set to protect his wife from the vagaries of life when – the organ quietly plays the opening bars of “My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose” and the new found husband is a blubbering wreck, reduced to emotional incontinence by the rise and fall of this most profound of melodies.

What is it about the music of Burns that can reach out to us so many years after he set these tunes to his inimitable verse?

All I can say (as the organist in many of these weeping/wailing occasions) is that there is something indefinable about the rise and fall of the intervals in each of the tunes in this CD that signifies not only love and loss, but joy and happiness in equal measure.

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1 There was a lad was born in Kyle [purchase_link id=”320″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Purchase”]

2 Ye Banks and Braes [purchase_link id=”284″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Purchase”]

3 The Deil’s awa’ wi’ the Exciseman [purchase_link id=”286″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Purchase”]

4 John Anderson, my Jo [purchase_link id=”288″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Purchase”]

5 Ho-ree, Ho-ro, my little wee girl [purchase_link id=”290″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Purchase”]

6 Ca’ the yowls [purchase_link id=”292″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Purchase”]

7 A Rosebud by my early walk [purchase_link id=”295″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Purchase”]

8 A Man’s a Man [purchase_link id=”298″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Purchase”]

9 My love is like a red, red rose [purchase_link id=”351″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Purchase”]

10 My love, she’s but a lassie yet [purchase_link id=”302″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Purchase”]

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14 Auld Lang Syne [purchase_link id=”310″ style=”button” color=”blue” text=”Purchase”]

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