Birl For Burns, A [Radio Ulster]



Neil Oliver spoke with Seamus Heaney about his affection for the poetry of Robert Burns.

In August 2012, presenter Neil Oliver spoke with Seamus Heaney at his home in Dublin for a BBC Northern Ireland television documentary, An Ode to Burns and Ulster.

In a newly extended version of that interview, using previously unheard material from their conversation, we learn about the late Nobel Laureate's long relationship with the work of Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns.

Poems featured:

Robert Burns - Epitaph. Here lies Robert Fergusson. Poet
Robert Burns - To a Mouse (extract)
Robert Burns - Tam o'Shanter (extract)
Robert Burns - The Twa Dogs (extract)
Robert Burns - The Vision (extract)
Seamus Heaney - A Birl for Burns (extract)
Robert Burns - O, Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast.