Robert Burns Downloads from Linn Records

Welcome to Robert Burns Downloads at - the world's first website to offer every single Burns song to download.


Introduction to Robert Burns Downloads

Robert Burns legacy is remembered globally with "Burns suppers" held annually on his birthday, which consist of poetry readings and songs plus a dinner of haggis, neeps and tatties with, of course, the finest Scottish whisky!

All 368 Robert Burns titles have been beautifully recorded by the some of the finest Scottish musicians as part of the Linn Records unique series "The Complete Songs of Robert Burns".

During the forthcoming Homecoming Scotland 2009 year, to mark the 250th birthday of Burns, there will be countless events celebrating the life of The Bard and Scotland.

To celebrate this anniversary, you can download your favourite individual songs or build a timeless collection. You can choose from Linn Records celebrated Robert Burns series, or Burns music from top Scottish record labels - all of which is available to download from


Burns music from top Scottish record labels


Linn Records is creating a download centre for all of Robert Burns' music, song and poetry.  Top Scottish record labels have joined forces with Linn's award download website to celebrate the 250th annivesary of the birth of Robert Burns by making all of Burn's music, songs and poetry available to download from one central site.

Delphian Records - Edinburgh-based independent classical label.
 The Red, Red Rose

"The Red, Red Rose" by Concerto Caledonia

"The Red, Red Rose" features love songs from the time of Robert Burns.  Concerto Caledonia bring their exuberant flair for early Scottish music to love songs from the time of Robert Burns.

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The National Youth Choir of Scotland - Scottish youth choir led by Christopher Bell

A Burns Sequence

"A Burns Sequence" by National Youth Choir of Scotland

"A Burns Sequence" features works of Robert Burns, with music written by John Gardner and performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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REL Records - Edinburgh-based label dedicated to Scottish and Celtic music and audio-visual materials  

Burn it up!"Burn it up!" by Martin Treacher

An album of dance tracks highlighting Rabbie's love of life.  Seven tracks are modern arrangements of traditional Burns songs including Scots Wha Hae and Auld Lang Syne. Other songs On the Seas and Far Away and Rantin' Rovin' Robin.

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Also available from REL Records: "Songs of Robert Burns" by Pride and Passion and "Sae Fresh and Fair" by Strathclyde University Chamber Choir.  Click here to view all titles.

Greentrax Recordings - specialises in Celtic, Scottish and Gaelic folk music.

The Cast

 "The Winnowing" by The Cast 

The Cast's debut album, which received generous critical acclaim. Includes an original musical setting for the Robert Burns favourite Auld Lang Syne, as featured in the movie Sex And The City.

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Also available from Greentrax Recordings: "Rod Paterson sings Burns - Songs from the Bottom Drawer" by Rod Paterson, "The Songs of Robert Burns Volumes 1 - 7" by Jean Redpath, "Legacy of the Scottish Fiddle" by Alasdair Fraser, "Toasting the Lassies" by Gill Bowman, "Songs of Robert Burns" by Various Artists.  Click here to view all titles.

Coming soon: albums from Lismore Records and more...


"The Complete Songs of Robert Burns" by Various Artists

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Robert Burns Complete Songs

The benchmark of all Burns Songs recordings, "The Complete Songs of Robert Burns" remains hugely popular attracting global sales. This unsurpassed collection has been attractively re-packaged in a desirable lightweight case with updated artwork and a fresh new feel. The new-look boxed set includes a handy booklet complete with song index and album information.

Originally released early in 2003, the groundbreaking series took seven years to complete and involved over 80 singers and instrumentalists. It remains the definitive collection of Robert Burns 365 songs and the timeless poetry of Burns is brought vividly to life in this unique 12-volume CD archive.

"It's a marvellous tribute to the man who gave the anonymous feelings of Scots folk song a sharp, poignant individuality, and by doing so made them the whole world's possession." The Telegraph - January 2007


My heart's in the Highlands by Various Artists


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My heart's in the Highlands

Experience the very best songs of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, brought to life on this delightful disc by Scotland's finest traditional musicians. "My heart's in the Highlands" features an array of artists from some of Scotland's top bands including the Battlefield Band, The Cast, The Corries, Deaf Shepherd, MacAlias, Malinky, Old Blind Dogs and many more...

This compilation will taker you on an aural journey through Scottish history and the Scottish landscape. Featuring simple, yet beautiful songs, about love, new year, Scotland's scenery and patriotic anthems. This is the perfect Scottish CD - and a great excuse to get out the whisky, sit back and think of Scotland...

"A rare gem to cherish for its own inherent beauty." Soundstage

Favourite Robert Burns Songs - all available to download


Choose your favourite Robert Burns music to download at either MP3 quality or CD quality (16-bit).

Linn Records recommends:

  • O my Luve's like a red, red rose by Davy Steele
  • Ca the yowes by Kirsten Easdale, Ross Kennedy
  • A man's a man for a' that by Ian F Benzie
  • Ye banks & braes o'bonie Doon by Mick West
  • Caledonia by James Malcolm
  • Charlie, he's my darling by Aimee Leonard
  • Scots wha hae by Arthur Johnstone
  • Ae fond kiss by Mae McKenna
  • Auld lang syne (original version) by Ronnie Browne


Robert Burns favourite song lyrics


Auld lang syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o'kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary fit,
Sin' auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

And there's a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.


O my Luve's like a red, red rose

O my Luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June:
O my Luve's like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve!
And fare-thee-weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' 'twere ten thousand mile!


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