Wild Mountain Thyme

Song 23:365 is the start of a trilogy of Scottish songs as we head towards Burns Night. Today’s song is Wild Mountain Thyme, also known as Purple Heather and Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go? The melody and lyrics are a variant of the song The Braes of Balquhither by the Scottish poet Robert Tannahill who was a contemporary of Burns. The song has been recorded by hundreds of artists, both from the folk and pop world. I hope you enjoy my piano version.

There’s lots more Scottish music in my collection and to find out why I’m playing a song a day, click here.