Featuring special guests Kate Rusby, John McCusker, Boo Hewerdine, Ian Carr, Phil Cunningham, and more!
Highly anticipated, Eddi Reader’s Sings the Songs of Robert Burns is a luscious, captivating intersection, bringing together some of the UK’s finest folk musicians with members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to perform the songs of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns. Produced by longtime Reader collaborator, songwriter, and guitarist Boo Hewerdine, the album masterfully melds earthy folk arrangements with haunting, ethereal orchestral overtones.
Recorded immediately after debuting the material at a sold-out concert at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival, Sings the Songs of Robert Burns captures all the excitement and power of that fabled night with a rich, pristine studio sound. Featured participants include a who’s-who of British Isles folk music, including Phil Cunningham, John McCusker, Ewen Vernal, Christine Hanson and Ian Carr.
"The songs may be over 200 years old, but they sound fresh and urgent in the hands of Reader and Hewerdine…another glorious collection…" – BBC Manchester Music
"Reader has one of those Midas voices that transmutes into gold almost every note it touches...hear her and rejoice". - Entertainment Weekly