Soutar Centenary

SIXTY-SIX POEMS & TWELVE SONGS

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1 The Twa Men 0:41
2 The Tattie Bogle 0:21
3 The Gowk 1:12
4 Bawsy Broon 0:44
5 A Bairn’s Sang 0:37
6 The Waefae Wee Lassie 0:21
7 The Gowdan Ba’ 0:22
8 Jamie (song) 1:10
9 The Daft Tree 0:20
10 Ae Simmer’s Day 0:34
11 Craigie Knowes 0:22
12 The Tryst 0:58
13 The Tryst (song) 2:18
14 The Lanely Mune 0:20
15 Aince upon a day 0:47
16 Wullie Waggletail 1:04
17 Yesterday 0:47
18 The Gowk 1:04
19 The Gowk (song) 1:22
20 Birthday 2:46
21 At Tibbermuir 0:36
22 The Hunt 1:29
23 Poem 1:20
24 I Lang Tae Gie Mysel’ 1:06
25 Merlin 0:51
26 Song 0:45
27 Broken Brig (song) 2:14
28 Evening Star (song) 2:54
29 A Whigmaleerie 0:34
30 Ae Nicht at Amulree 0:41
31 The Wood 1:27
32 The Children 1:10
33 Pity 1:05
34 The Auld House 1:10
35 Pilgrimage 0:36
36 Summer is By 0:44
37 Saint Dod 1:39
38 Bairntime 0:48
39 Wintry Song 0:41
40 Silence 0:39
41 Leerie-Licht (song) 0:48
42 The Thocht 1:00
43 Adventure 0:29
44 Compensation 0:35
45 Biography 0:36
46 Haunted 0:50
47 The Three Worthies 0:32
48 Corbie Sang (song) 1:39
49 The Drucken Fuggie-Toddler 0:51
50 The Philosophic Taed 0:59
51 In the nicht 0:38
52 Auld Sang 0:31
53 Yon Day 0:31
54 The Merry Moment 0:26
55 Andra wi the Buskie Beard 1:03
56 Doun-come 0:30
57 Blaeberry Mou’ 0:22
58 A Laddie’s sang 0:20
59 Puddle-Doo 0:52
60 Puddle-Doo (song) 1:33
61 Yon Toun 0:40
62 Thrang and Thrivin 0:29
63 Laverock’s Lilt (song) 0:54
64 The Blindy Beggar 0:29
65 Dreepin Weather 0:17
66 Dreepin Weather (song) 0:33
67 Patriotism 0:31
68 The Stany Face 0:39
69 The Buckie Braes 0:45
70 Day is Dune (song) 1:42
71 Queen o’ Scots 0:45
72 The Larky Lad 0:28
73 Mortality 0:44
74 The Wind 0:32
75 Epitaph 0:44
76 Brichtness 0:22
77 Ballad 0:35
78 Ballad (song) 1:34
        
Dates of poems / readers

1928 1 The Twa Men AS

2 The Tattie Bogle AmcC

3 The Gowk AS

1930 4 Bawsy Broon Ch

5 A Bairn’s Sang AmcC

1931 6 The Waefae Wee Lassie Ch 7 The Gowdan Ba’ AmcC 8 Jamie (song) JS ID 9 The Daft Tree Ch

1932 10 Ae Simmer’s Day Ch 11 Craigie Knowes AmcC 12 The Tryst AS

13 The Tryst (song) DM FGS 14 The Lanely Mune Ch

15 Aince upon a day AS

16 Wullie Waggletail Ch

17 Yesterday AS

18 The Gowk AS

19 The Gowk (song) DM FGS

1933 20 Birthday DS

21 At Tibbermuir ML

22 The Hunt DS

1934 23 Poem SmacD

24 I Lang Tae Gie Mysel’ DS

25 Merlin SmacD

1935 26 Song SmacD

27 Broken Brig (song) DM ID 28 Evening Star (song) JS ID

1937 29 A Whigmaleerie SmacD

30 Ae Nicht at Amulree AmcC

31 The Wood ML

32 The Children AS

33 Pity AmcC

1938 34 The Auld House AS

35 Pilgrimage ML

36 Summer is By AS

37 Saint Dod ML

38 Bairntime ML

1939 39 Wintry Song ML

40 Silence DS

1940 41 Leerie-Licht (song) JS LM

42 The Thocht AS

43 Adventure Ch

44 Compensation AS

45 Biography AmcC

46 Haunted ML

47 The Three Worthies AmcC

48 Corbie Sang (song) DM FGS

1941 49 The Drucken Fuggie-Toddler Ch

50 The Philosophic Taed AS

51 In the nicht Ch

52 Auld Sang AmcC

53 Yon Day AmcC

54 The Merry Moment AmcC

55 Andra wi the Buskie Beard* AS

56 Doun-come AmcC

57 Blaeberry Mou’ AmcC

58 A Laddie’s sang AmcC

1942 59 Puddle-Doo AS

60 Puddle-Doo (song) JS LM

61 Yon Toun AmcC

62 Thrang and Thrivin AmcC

63 Laverock’s Lilt (song) JS LM

64 The Blindy Beggar AmcC

65 Dreepin Weather Ch

66 Dreepin Weather (song) JS LM

67 Patriotism AmcC

68 The Stany Face AmcC

69 The Buckie Braes AmcC

70 Day is Dune (song) JS LM

1943 71 Queen o’ Scots AS

72 The Larky Lad AmcC

73 Mortality AS

74 The Wind AmcC

75 Epitaph AS

76 Brichtness DS

77 Ballad AmcC

78 Ballad (song) EmcL ImcL

 
        
Key to artistes and composers:

Readers: AS Alexander Scott

AmcC Alex McCrindle

ML May Lowe

SmacD Stanley MacDonald

DS David Steuart

Ch schoolchild.

Singers: JS Jane Schonveld

DM David Malcolm

(both accompanied: Henry Neil)

EmcL Elizabeth McLean (Ch).

Composers: ID Isobel Dunlop

LM Lysbeth Melvin

FGS Francis George Scott

ImcL Irene McLennan

(also accompanist on Ballad)
 

This selection of poems and songs has been compiled from the following CDs — SSCD 026: Poems of William Soutar (Scotsoun Makars Series) with introduction and assessment by Alexander Scott, SSCD 033: The Works of William Soutar in Poem, Riddle and Song and SSCD 083: Merry Matanzie, a selection compiled and read by Alex McCrindle with comment by W R Aitken and memoir by Alex Galloway.

All poems on this CD (except * from Seeds in the Wind by William Soutar) are to be found in Poems of William Soutar — A New Selection, edited by W R Aitken with Introductory Essay by Professor Douglas Gifford and published by Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh.

Frontispiece taken from the Bust of William Soutar by Benno Schotz, RSA, presented to and on display in the Perth Museum and Art Gallery. Reproduced here with their kind permission.

Permission to reproduce William Soutar's work has been kindly granted by The Trustees of The National Library of Scotland.