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Scots musicians brought together for a special Burns Night playlist

Burns Night is only a day away, and it’s easy to get into the spirit with a brand new playlist to be the perfect background to any Burns party.

Music fans can get into the celebrations with a special Burns inspired playlist, launching on all streaming platforms.

Warner Music Group (WMG) has teamed up with VisitScotland to launch a playlist celebrating Scottish music as the perfect soundtrack to any Burns Night party, offering a modern twist on a traditional celebration.

The legendary Proclaimers

The new playlist, initially titled VisitScotland Presents: Burns Night Party, and features tracks from artists such as Biffy Clyro, Frightened Rabbit, Paolo Nutini, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Proclaimers, and Ultravox.

A link to the playlist can be found HERE.

It will be regularly updated to ensure that it remains an unrivalled go-to destination for fans of Scottish music.

The playlist is designed to bring together some of the greatest hits ever recorded by Scottish artists, as well as deeper catalogue cuts to appeal to all tastes in music.

The Jesus and Mary Chain feature on the playlist

Tim Fraser-Harding, president, Global Catalogue, Recorded Music, WMG, says: ‘I’m delighted that we’re working with VisitScotland to present the definitive Scottish playlist ahead of this year’s Burns Night celebrations.

‘Scotland has always punched above its weight when it comes to producing amazing artists and magical music.’

Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland chief executive, added: ‘The words of Robert Burns have touched the hearts and minds of people the world over and Burns Night continues to be a global celebration of Scottish culture.

‘We’re delighted to be working with Warner Music on this exciting playlist which captures many of the traits associated with our national Bard – creativity, pride and confidence, blending modern Scotland with our traditional heritage.

Paisley’s Paolo Nutini

‘So whether you are hosting your own Burns Supper or attending many of the fantastic events taking place all over the world – this playlist is the perfect accompaniment to any Burns festivities.’

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Bros., Warner Classics and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more information on Robert Burns and Scotland, click HERE.