Oct12

Robert Burns & Henry Bishop 'The Jolly Beggars' or 'Love and Liberty'

Glasgow Memorial University Chapel

In 1818 the Scottish song editor, George Thomson, published Robert Burns's cantata 'The Jolly Beggars' or 'Love and Liberty' for the first time with musical notation. Thomson made a few changes to Burns's original and commissioned the famous London theatre composer, Sir Henry Bishop, to provide a new musical score. This is a chance to experience Burns's rowdy masterpiece as it was first heard in the 1810s. The concert is part of Glasgow University's current AHRC-funded 'Editing Robert Burns for the 21st century' project. Centre for Robert Burns Studies: http://burnsc21.glasgow.ac.uk/