Robert Burns is said to have first heard Auld Lang Syne sung by an old man in a pub in Dumfries in 1795. He added three verses to the original, then when he sent the song to his publisher Thompson in Edinburgh, they recommended he change the tune to the one we know today.
But the first tune hasn’t been forgotten… definitely not. In fact, I’ll be singing it during the new show (Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne), which I’ll be playing at the Fringe most days from 3 to 28 August (4.30pm) at Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, Edinburgh. I’d love to see you there.
It’s also in the new album (more on that below) and recently got a play recently on Radio 2.
But Fringe tickets here
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