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.”