A Highland Lad (audio)

One in a series of songs by Robert Burns arranged in a contemporary style for voice and piano by Jean Nicolson.

A woman has 'turned to the drink' to cope with the capture and hanging of her lover. The arrangement flits between her bravado, maudlin sentimentality and tragedy as she tells those gathered in the inn about her 'Highland lad'. A modern mix of blues and dramatic story telling!