Allan Cunningham

Allan Cunningham (1784 - 1842)



As a boy, Allan Cunningham had walked in Robert Burns' funeral procession; as a man, he composed poems and songs himself ('Hame, Hame, Hame' is still popular) and became a friend of James Hogg. He was a contributor to Cromek's Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song (sometimes of his own poems, in the guise of traditional pieces). Moving to London, he worked as clerk of works to an eminent sculptor, and wrote a comprehensive guide to British artists. He collected Scottish songs and tales into several publications inthe 1820s, and brought out an edition of Burns in 1834. 

Poems by Allan Cunningham

There are no poems by this poet on the Scottish Poetry Library website, but we do have items in our library collection.