A SQUATTER O BAIRNSANGS

The Live Premiere of ‘Bairnsangs’ at CatStrand

This collection of songs is a musical imagining of Stuart A Paterson’s very successful “Bairnrhymes” book.

These Bairnsangs are not just for bairns and children, they are for anybody who ever was one. They capture the child of now and the child that was, and the musical settings range widely in style to suit the mood of the poem. From trad to whole tone, via punk and blues. This is a musical extravaganza.
This concert will not specifically be aimed at children, but intended for everyone to enjoy. The words are in Scots, and during the show there will be plenty of opportunities to find out what the songs are all about.
The poet himself, Stuart Paterson will be there to bring his knowledge and stories to us all, while Nicola Black with a group of fantastic musicians will bring the music to the party.

Nicola Black is a songwriter, performer and choir leader from Galloway. She has a deep interest in Scots language. She has worked with children in schools focusing on music in Scots and Gaelic.

Quote From Billy Kay, author, Scots The Mither Tongue, November 2021.
“This is a delightful collection of songs based on the celebrated Scots poet Stuart Paterson’s collection A Squatter o Bairnrhymes. The songs enhance the original verse with gorgeous tunes that wee bairns and big weans can join together and sing with gusto. So, if your taste ranges from traditional Scots song to Jazz Funk, this is the CD for you …and in enjoying it you’re making sure that the poems and the beautiful living language they’re written it, will thrive in the generations to come.”

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