TOM FLEMING ... Robert Burns live

Tom Fleming poetry & speech

Joe Campbell  master of ceremonies

produced for radio  Clark Sorley

recorded  Thistle Hotel, Glasgow

& Grosvenor House, London

LEG006 ® 1989 - 1997


Every January from 1987-2000 Joe Campbell had me produce a programme of the "world's biggest" Burns Supper for broadcast. Although the occasions featured a star cast - from ex prime ministers to leading academics and celebrities - the high point for me was always Tom Fleming’s performances of Burns’s poetry. Such a combination of the bard’s genius with the actor’s electrifying delivery was as good a thing as I ever heard.

Many of the great poets thought their words were better heard than read. Burns certainly thought so of his own material and there was no finer interpreter of it than Fleming. He died in 2010 after a long and distinguished career. This collection was a tribute to him and also to Joe for his stellar efforts in celebrating the poet's work.

from a private collection for streaming only