Robert Burns, Scotland, Jim Malcolm discussed on Travel with Rick Steves


Come when cone and the. The high school. Whereas now has. Side come spilling their land lies we day jail sun shines jeez. Stride. And side bend. Scott. Taen? And. Head down and share seeing Andy. And. Hey. Debate and non. Commend. Bye. Bye. Hey. Away shen. On a hill. Oh, nice UNIFIL. Jim, malcolm. Thank you so much beautiful. Jim Malcolm joins us one of today's top troubadours Scottish traditional music, and Jim you took a folk tune their actually and wrote your own lyrics to. It's that. Right. Yes. Yeah. But once I had done I discovered the two two other people had done the same an actually this evening Nitish version of as well, so good June's attract words, and an fact our great hero burns our great, poet and songwriter. That's what basically he did. He would take chins. He liked onto Penn. Beautiful words to Bela Bartok did that in Hungary letter Norwegians that Greg did that it's great to be able to draw from your full culture and full carriage. Where do you go to be inspired? When you write a poem, d do you actually where do you get in touch with is? I have absolutely no trouble. Getting in touch. I'm a very king. Fly fisherman. And that's that's what I do when you know when I'm allowed to. Again, it's I not, you know, I I live very close to a really wonderful river the river, t I am spend most pertain fishing in diversity. I'm not, you know, I'm just surrounded by you know, ospreys and authors and Kingfisher's, and, you know, dear when you when you're fishing, you know, because you're being still in quiet. The wildlife actually comes to you it so of creeps the bushes. And this is something that the challenge for travelers to find themselves in that kind of position where they're really can feel the quiet under fishing, take fishing. I was just driving across going up from Rennick more glencoe. And I just said let's stop the bus and get out to get off the road and hike a few hundred yards into the into the in the heath, or whatever you call it this. Yeah, it's powerful you feel the wind. You feel the heritage. He feel the the struggle of Scottish culture and Scottish to stay alive. Yeah. Tell us about how that the pride of Scotland works into the traditional folk music thing what roller place because there is a big question of. How independent Scotland wants to be from London. It's a big part of it really does songs. Probably the most famous song about about the union as Robert burns when called parcel of rogues, and which the parcel of rogues where these aristocrats is sold out Scotland they're called. And Robert burns, the great Scottish poet sort of kindled Scott spirit in when. Well, he was born in fifty nine and would have known people who can afford in the Jacobite campaigns, and who who even possibly even been in Scotland when it was still independent, you know. So he was when he was born in seventeen fifty nine. Okay. So he was performing the same time that the Americans were breaking away from all over the place. People were feeling their national oats. Yes. He he wrote a song very famous song. Amanda man throw that which was directly inspired by the revolutionary war. Can we hear just a little bit of this patriotic Robbie burns traditional Scott because that? Partial looks. It's quite a melancholy song. Minor key. It's it's more of a lament. Really? You just picked out one of your harmonicas. I see this like EDEM there. One for each different.

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