Who was Robert Burns in his own time?

Scotland’s greatest poet was a man of modest means, possessed of “mither wit and native fire”. Burns’ short yet dramatic life (1759 – 1796) and collected works are reflective of the turbulent years following the Jacobite Uprising of 1745.

Through song & verse penned by the bard himself, Bruce Coughlan reveals much about this legendary man, his humility, humanity, passion, compassion, humour & insight.