Over the four years of the Renewing the Tradition project we have commissioned 11 songs to be part of a new book called Sing a New Song O.
The songs in English, Scots and Gaelic have been written by some of the top songwriters in Scotland and form a new collection for community choirs and song groups to sing and make their own.
Those writing in English and Scots took their inspiration from the life and work of Robert Burns; everything from a Burns song’s theme to Jean Armour’s tears on the Kirk register. The Gaelic writers used only a small number of words so that non-Gaelic speakers could learn them and join in.
The book will be available to pre-order at February’s workshops in Alloway, Lauder, Birnam, Connel and Inverness and thereafter on our website.
Details of the workshops can be found here.