Hamish Henderson - A Various Man

Fred Freeman profiles the extraordinary life and work of the Scottish poet and songwriter Hamish Henderson, who died in 2002.

Henderson has been called 'the most important Scottish poet since Burns', yet he is better known overseas than elsewhere in Britain. Nelson Mandela sought him out after his release from Robben Island, Pete Seeger gamely attempted some of his Scots dialect poetry and the historian EP Thompson called him 'that rare man, a poet'.

Featuring recordings of Henderson's own performances and contributions from those who knew and worked with him.

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Fred Freeman profiles the extraordinary life and work of the Scottish poet and songwriter Hamish Henderson, who died in 2002.

Henderson has been called 'the most important Scottish poet since Burns', yet he is better known overseas than elsewhere in Britain. Nelson Mandela sought him out after his release from Robben Island, Pete Seeger gamely attempted some of his Scots dialect poetry and the historian EP Thompson called him 'that rare man, a poet'.

Featuring recordings of Henderson's own performances and contributions from those who knew and worked with him.