Address to a Haggis
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o' a grace
As lang's my arm.
Saturday, January 25 is Robert Burns Day. One of Scotland's most beloved figures, Burns' birthday is celebrated annually with an elaborate Burns Supper.
Here are some of resources and interesting things that are related to Robert Burns
- Leddy Library has access to 1000s of digital literary manuscripts via Gale's Literary Manuscripts including handwritten poetry manuscripts and letters from Burns.
An app’s an app for a’ that. Did you know there's an app for the works of Robert Burns? Get your free app here.
Did you know that there's a free online Robert Burns encyclopedia? Click here.
It's true. There is a Robert Burns karaoke. Sing along to My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose in either English or German
Want to make your own Tam o'Shanter ghost story? There are some great interactive Robert Burns Resources available here
Manuscript versions of many of his poems are available from the National Library of Scotland. Here's a link to the manuscript of one of my favourite Burns poems, "Ae Fond Kiss
Listen to what is perhaps Burns' most famous work, Auld Lang Syne, sung here by Dougie MacLean.