Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 61: Auld Lang Syne


In Episode 61, we’re taking a closer look at a song that has become synonymous with bidding farewell to the old and welcoming the new – “Auld Lang Syne.” This timeless melody, often heard as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, holds a rich history that spans centuries and continents.

Busy Kids Love Music is designed for the whole family, offering bite-sized musical insights that kids can easily grasp. In this episode, we’ll unravel the story behind “Auld Lang Syne,” exploring how a poem by Robert Burns found its way into the hearts of people around the world and became an integral part of New Year’s celebrations.

The 19th century witnessed the song’s prominence in Scottish New Year celebrations, setting the stage for its journey across the Atlantic. In 1929, bandleader Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians popularized “Auld Lang Syne” in North America through a series of New Year’s Eve radio broadcasts. Since then, it has become a global symbol of reflection, nostalgia, and hope as we welcome the coming year.

Join me in Episode 61 as we uncover the rich artistry of “Auld Lang Syne,” exploring its origins, the traditions it inspired, and its enduring significance in our collective New Year’s celebrations. Whether you’re a seasoned music aficionado or just starting your musical journey, Busy Kids Love Music has something for everyone – because music is for every ear, young and old alike. Tune in and let the melodies of “Auld Lang Syne” resonate as we bid adieu to the old and embrace the new!

Link Mentioned in this Episode

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Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Auld Lang Syne piano music

♫ Scottish Bagpipes – Auld Lang Syne ♫

Duke Ellington – Auld Lang Syne (Remastered)

Auld Lang Syne – String Quartet Tribute – Vitamin String Quartet

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 61

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with a few different versions of Auld Lang Syne, including one that shows the corresponding dance often performed with the song in Scotland. Check it out here.

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