Robert Burns Specialist

Sarah-Jane Dale with a Scottish piperSarah-Jane has been singing Scottish Folk Music and in particular the music of Robert Burns since the age of 10.

Her research and final dissertation at Guildhall School of Music was used the basis of a Radio 3 programme on the music and poetry of Scotland and it’s influence on music throughout the world.

She has recorded an album of Folk Music with harpist Luisa-Maria Cordell and has performed concerts  for the International Burns Federation, Visit Scotland (Launch of Homecoming) and the National Trust for Scotland.

Burns Nights include 4 years at Chewton Glen and Amberley Castle and in the City of London for numerous Worshipful Companies.

She can also recite poetry and is a ceilidh caller.

Scottish Folk Song

A small selection from Sarah-Jane’s repertoire

Robert Burns

  • A Highland Lad
  • Ae fond kiss
  • Afton Water
  • A rosebud by my early walk
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Ay waukin o
  • Birks of Aberfeldy
  • Ca the Yowes
  • Comin’ thro’ the rye
  • Deil’s awa with the exciseman
  • Duncan Gray
  • Green grow the rashes o’
  • Is there for honest poverty (A man’s a man)
  • John Anderson, my jo
  • My heart’s in the highlands
  • My love is like a red, red rose
  • O wet thou in the cauld blast
  • O whistle and I’ll come to ye
  • Scot’s wha hae
  • There was a lad was born in Kyle
  • Ye banks & braes


  • An Eriskay Love Lilt
  • Caller Herrin’
  • Charlie is my darling
  • Flower of Scotland
  • Hey Johnnie Cope
  • Kelvingrove
  • Loch Lomond
  • Logie O Buchan
  • My love’s in Germany
  • O hush thee my baby – Sir Walter Scott
  • The Piper o’ Dundee
  • The Spinning wheel
  • The Queen’s Mairies
  • The wee cooper o’ Fife
  • Willies rare and Willies fair
  • Wilt thou be my dearie
  • Within a mile of Edinburgh Town

Robert Burns Playlist