Happy New Year (Auld Lang Syne)

“Auld Lang Syne” from a 1788 poem by Robert Burns, literally translates to “old long since".
The original, five-verse version of the poem essentially gets people singing, “lets drink to days gone by”
— traditionally at the stroke of Midnight on New Year's, with a glass of a champagne and a friendly kiss. 

About the Editor

Sean MurphySean Murphy was born and reared in Dublin and has lived in the US since 2005. He is a teacher of Irish history, music, and dance. He has a passion for his homeland and loves to share his knowledge and interest through classes, workshops and conversation. He teaches at The Irish Cultural Center in Canton, the Sons of Erin, Cape Cod Cultural Center and Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod.

Sean hosts a traditional Irish music session at O’Shea’s Old Inne in West Dennis on Cape Cod every Sunday night starting at 5pm “It is now well-established – the place is full every Sunday. It is great fun with a great variety of songs and musicians of all levels.”


Irish Language

Coming Soon: Irish Language content from Sean Murphy.

Irish Music

Coming Soon: Irish Music content from Sean Murphy.

Irish Dance

Irish Traditional Set and Ceili dance classes are held at the Sons of Erin every Tuesday from 6 to 7pm. Classes are open to non-members. Singles and couples are welcome. No experience necessary. Classes are $10.



Irish Tours and Travel

Locally Sponsored Tours and Travel to Irish destinations.

Irish Movies

See Irish Movie Trailers  

Agnes Brown
Barry Lyndon
Circle of Friends
Commitment, The
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Into the West
Last Leprechaun, The
Leap Year
Michael Collins
Ned Devine
PS I Love You
Quackster Fortune Has a Cousin Living in the Bronx
Rising of the Moon
Snapper, The
Van, The
War of the Buttons

Irish Icons

Origin and signifcance of five Irish Icons.