Highlight Talk – Burns and Auld Lang Syne

Highlight Talk – Burns and Auld Lang Syne

Wednesday 10 January 2024
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Free
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lone, Alloway KA7 4PQ

In her talk Musicologist Dr Morag Grant discusses Burns and ‘Auld Lang Syne’. ‘Auld Lang Syne’ is the most famous of all the songs associated with Burns – but to what extent is it Burns’s song at all? This talk will look at how the song we now know today relates to a number of eighteenth-century predecessors, and at how Burns transformed it. It will also consider what happened to the song after the poet’s death, and the part played by a number of other people in helping it become one of the most well-known songs in the world.

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