BBC Radio Scotland celebrates Robert Burns – and somewhere Toddish McWong will be heard…

Robert Burns

Last year, in early December BBC Radio producer Louise Yeoman contacted me about my involvement with Burns celebrations in Vancouver.

And Dr. Leith Davis from the SFU Centre for Scottish Studies, was also interviewed too! 

So sometime on January 25th, if you are listening to BBC Radio – you just might hear the immortal Burns poem “Address to a Haggis” performed as a rap song, by Vancouver's own Toddish McWong and Burnaby's Joe McDonald.  Gung Haggis RAP Choy was produced by Trevor Chan, of No Luck Club.

We released on this website back on January 24th, 2007.  It played on CBC Radio's “On the Coast” and I was interviewed by then host Priya Ramu, who also co-hosted Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner with me that year.

Last year, Joe and I performed our “Gung HAGGIS RAP Choy” on CBC Newsworld television.
Check out the MP3 attahchment here:
http://www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com/blog/RobbieBurnsDay/_archives/2007/1/24/2679414.html

In the meantime, check out Robbie Burns on BC Radio Scotland.

The Complete Burns

Janice Forsyth goes behind the scenes of a major BBC Radio Scotland project, to record every single Burns poem.

The Linguistic Legacy of Robert Burns

Billy Kay investigates Robert Burns, and discovers what remains of the native Scots tongue.

Listen Live

There is an 8 hour difference between Vancouver and Glasgow.

  1. 10:30–11:00

    Janice Forsyth talks to participants of a project to record every single Burns poem.

  2. 13:05–15:00

    Join Robbie Shepherd in celebrating Robert Burns' 250th Anniversary.

  3. 15:05–15:30

    Billy Kay talks to Scottish people and finds out what's left of the poet's native tongue.

  4. 17:05–19:00

    4 days left to listen
    Richard Michael and the Euan Burton Trio perform jazz versions of songs by Robert Burns.

  5. 19:05–20:00

    Gary West with music and news from the piping world.

  6. 20:00–22:00

    A concert recorded at Celtic Connections celebrating the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns

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