The Lassies' Reply is a unique release by the duo Pur - Gaelic and Scots singer, Katie Mackenzie and Scots singer, Shona Donaldson.

This album of the songs of Robert Burns was released to coincide with the celebrations in the Year Of Homecoming, and demonstrates that both Gaelic and Scots cultures can co-exist and complement each other very well. The songs include many composed by Burns on his Highland tour in 1787. The Highlands and Gaelic had a profound effect on Burns, a fact which is often overlooked.

The album was shortlisted for Album of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, 2009

My Heart's In The Highlands (Tha Mo Chridhe)

John Anderson, my Jo

Aon Phòg Ghràidh (Ae Fond Kiss)

The Slave's Lament

Fhathast na Mo Dhùisg (Aye Waukin' O)

I'm O'er Young To Marry Yet (Ro-òg gu Pòsadh)

Cagaran Gaolach (Highland Balou)

Chan Eil Ach Cùram Air Gach Làimh (Green Grow the Rashes O)

Truis na h-Òisgean (Ca' The Yowes)

The Highland Widow's Lament

O My Luv Is Like A Red Red Rose

Auld Lang Syne (Air Sgath nan Iomadh Linn).

You can purchase the CD and digital tracks on BandCamp or download via iTunes.


You can also listen to some tracks on my SoundCloud page. I'll regularly update with tracks, new and old!


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