The Young Highland Rover is a poem by Scottish poet Robbie Burns (1759-96). This song setting was commissioned several years ago by my friend, Jo-Ann, who was traveling to Scotland to attend an annual Robbie Burns party and wanted something to offer. Burn’s Night parties encourage readings and the singing of songs based on his many wonderful poems as well as eating haggis and other traditional food and drinking many toasts. I’ve recorded it with oboe, cello and piano accompaniment. Slainte!