The Scottish Songstress: Recollections of My Aunt
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Gask 1847. The second anniversary of Baroness Nairnes death. Her niece, Margaret Stewart reveals her aunts secret. Caroline Nairne, a much neglected contemporary of Burns, wrote over 100 of Scotlands best-loved songs, many known far and wide. Who can forget the poignancy of Caller Herrin? Who has not joined in the rousing chorus of Charlie Is My Darling? Margaret sings (accompanied by publisher Robert Purdie) and shares with you the stories behind some of the songs, giving an insight into the life of this fascinating woman.