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Richard Brown, I Bow To Thee
February 3, 2009, 8:30 pm
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‘No Holds Bard’ was a 60-minute comedy aired on BBC Scotland for the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns It was a kind of mocumentary which followed the lives of five people as they prepared to vie for the 2009 Cup O’Kindness – the trophy awarded to the champion in Burns recital.

Now I’m taking a flyer on this one and if I’m wrong, someone please correct me.

As the credits roll, a snippet of new song ‘I Hung My Harp Upon The Willows’ plays. The song may be written about Richard Brown, a friend of Burns. Brown was born in Irvine, where Burns met him in the autumn of 1781 and they became fast friends, so far as women and poetry were concerned.

This would explain its use in the programme – I hope!

Below is a press cutting review from Scotland’s Daily Record and also a video still from the programme credits.

Quick update:
This wee story may well be the inspiration for the song.

bard_01bard_02125 January 2009 – No Holds Bard – BBC Scotland

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That’s some good detective work there – you learn something new everyday!

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