Auld Lang Syne

Thanks so much to everyone who took part in our Worldwide Auld Lang Syne project. In the end we had more than 500 musicians from 130 countries take part. You can see the result below! On Facebook the video has been viewed an incredible 185,000 times!

Arrangement: Joey O’Neill
Audio: Duncan Sutherland
Video: Mauro Silva

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bhutan
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Côte d’Ivoire
Cambodia
Canada
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czechia
Democratic Republic of Congo
Dominican Republic
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Guatemala
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia

Mali
Malta
Mexico
Mongolia
Montenegro
Myanmar
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palestinian Territories
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zimbabwe

With lyrics by Robert Burns, this piece is sung around the world on New Year’s Eve (Hogmanay as we call it here), or here in Scotland at weddings, ceilidhs and celebrations. There are also versions of the song sung in many countries, and we discovered versions of the song in Hungary, Russia, China, Thailand, South Korea and India!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For days of auld lang syne

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught
For auld lang syne

People from many countries sent us translations of the text in their own languages, and we are thrilled to have a record of them all. Click below to have a read through them.

You can still have a go at home. We’ve kept all of the instrumental and vocal parts online, so click on the images below to find your part and play along with the video!


Partner organisations

Afghan Child Education and Care Organisation, Afghanistan
String City Violinists, Bahamas
World Youth Choir, Brazil
Fundacion Nationale Batuta, Colombia
St Mark’s Choir, Egypt
Skolla e Muzikës Amadeus Music School, Kosovo
Ensemble Ustatshkirt, Kyrgyzstan
Fahya Choir, Lebanon
L’ecole de Musique de Kirina, Mali
Ricciotti Ensemble, Netherlands
VerArte Music Festival, Peru
Trinidad and Tobago Youth Orchestra, Trinidad and Tobago
Brass for Africa, Uganda
Zimbabwe Association of Choral and Musical Arts, Zimbabwe


Participants

Kudabaeva Adina
Sameh Adly
Nafees Ahmad
Joel Aidoo
Jenny Akroyd
Makasa Allen
Jaco Allers
Elda Alvarado
Cristian Alvarez
Kassymova Anar
Amy Anderson
Georgios Andreadis
Juan Andres Ayala
Miguel Angel Trujillo
Jessie Angeloro
Alyssa Anne Low
Stan Antas
Antigua Music School  
Cemre Arca
Juan Pablo Roberto Ardila León
Sara Valentina Arenas Prieto
Diego Fernando Aristizabal Alegria
Anna Armeya
Abzal Arykbayev
Martina Ashraf
Juan Andres Ayala Ortiz
Alba Rosa Ballesteros Araque
Gregorio Baquero
Helen Barclay
Ronald Fernando Barillas Méndez
Leandra Barragán Ortíz
Licette Esther Barrios Polo
Ahana Basu
Yura Batpurev
Nicola Beale
Alagushov Bek
Milton Andrés Benavides Ruiz
Sarah Benjamin
Doris Benmaman
Guro Bergseng Skullerud
Bujar Berisha
Marc Berman
Jordan Bermudez
Karounga Biabaté
Olajuyi Adefebisara Bisola
Arthur Boaden
Catherine Boaden
James Boaden
Iliane Bogota
Isaac Boothman
Visy Cristina Borja Becerra
Marion Boyd
Sinemis Boztepe
Kidega Brian
Ailsa Brown
Eamonn Brown
Marcelo Caceres Viedma
Mami Canzian
Alessandro Carballo
Gabriela Cardénas
Ailyn Cardenas Molina
Davi Cardim
Heitor Carvalho Peçanha
Carlos Gabriel Castillo Gómez 
Roxette Stefany Ccala Rojas
Medhini Chandrasekaran
Yazhini Chandrasekaran
Fanes Chapo
Oussama Charafeddine
Paul Chege
Denise Cheong
Andrew Chirongo
Emily Clark
Christine Clement
Laurent Corsyn
Tati Cricun
Cillian Cronin
Clara Cronin
Irene Cronin
Lucy Cronin
Sonja Crossan
Ellen Crowley
Eva Crowley
Gráinne Crowley
Vanessa Cucrullo
Henrique Dal Pai
Vitor Dal Pai
Samuel Davied Ayala
Lívia De Souza Gomes
Bronwen Dekker
Sarah Dekker
Marcos del Risco
Milagros del Rosario Cáceres Cháve
Jhony Deluque
Joseph Diaz
Kelly Yaneth Diaz Hincapie
Sergio Andrés Díaz Mantilla
Penny Dickinson
Ludmila Alves dos Santos Barros
Don Dougall
Rachel Drury
Leona Duffy
Andrijana Dukoska
Rafael Duque
Tomori Durmishi
Nena Džin
Marco Alessandro Echavarria López
Dally Gabriela Echavarria López
Laura Echeverri
Molly Edwards
Antoon El Feel
Deborah Elliot
Maricone Degli Esposti Tiradentes
Marlon Esteban Chasoy
Angela Estrada
Nicole Fernandes
Anne Firth
Leon Firth
Juan Flóres
Miguel Floréz
Jorge Flórez
Johan Antonio Florez Palacios
Klarissa Forbes-Muir
Aaron Christopher Francis
José Gabriel Ortiz
Shreya Gaekwad
Isabella Gaitán Botero
Alejandra Galindo
Guiselle Mariana Galindo Vargas
Simon Gama Launay
Viviane Ghobrial
John Alexander Gil Rengifo
Mugisha Gilbert
Gemma Gillies
Marius Glowsky
Kevin Goggin
Dereckson Gomes
Mayra Gomez 
Gyshella Karina Gomez Altamiranda
Maria Teresa González García
Isabella González López
Maria del Rosarío González López
Kamoy Gordon
Sam Grossmith
Hannah Grossmith
Christopher Guevara Mayer
Argemiro Guitiérrez
Tercia Hadj Youcef
Javier Eduardo Halaby Pino
Ralf Halama
John Hall
Tansy Hammarton
Helen Hani
Lydia Hani
Jon Hargreaves
Linda Hargreaves
Suresh Harikrishnan
John Healy
Katie Heilman
Jairo Alonso Hernandez Cuevas
Lucy Valentina Herrera Renteria
Jesus David Hinestroza Rodriguez 
Lucynda Hocine
Christine Hogan
Eilidh Hogan
Joe Hogan
Neil Hogan
Ruth Holman
Claudia Hossam
Lauren Howard
Laura Rocios Hoyos Barbosa
Valeria Hoyos Moreno
Ana Huarina Condori
Julia Hull
Sharon Hutchinson
Valeria Idárraga Cortes
Wendpouiré Ima
Irini Irini
Ivan Isaac
Emil Ishenbek
Gabriela Jaros
John Jesuyemi
Juan José Ortiz
María José Ruiz
Camilo José Torres
Felix Joseph
Mwebe Julius
Esther Kallow
Helen Kallow
Jonathan Kallow
Rhona Kallow
Erlan Kasabolotov
Aizada Kasabolotova
Heather Kelly
Eva Khoury
Joshua Kind
Philippa Kind
Anna Klara Georgsdottir
Fríða Klara Georgsdottir
Ísrún Klara Georgsdottir
Lovísa Klara Georgsdottir
Maiju Kopra
Avni Krasniqi
Humphrey Kwaah
Margo Lacarac
Inga Lacrarac
Alex Laddin
Cinnamon Laddin
Georgia Laddin
Leo Laddin
Sana Lamba
Fiona Langthaler
Phillip Langthaler
Sara Sofia Lara Salcedo
Néstor Lasala Barcelona
George Latif
Aimée Laws
Patricia Laws
Andrew Lendrum
Jane Lendrum
Ugen Pema Lhazom Ongdra
Huan Li
Karakasheva Liljana
Jesús Enrique Lopez Baretto
Ángel Lorente González
Jesús Lorente González
Rosy Lumsden
Emma Lumsden
Zoe Lumsden
Roberto Luque Schoham



Georgina MacDonell Finlayson
Teresa Macedo
Mathew Macrae
Fiona MacLellan
Marina Maged
Verina Magued
Kobogonova Mahabat
Mirelle Maher
Birgid Mahon
Shadelle Major
Buna Makolli
Joaquín Emilo Málaga Cornejo
Ayush Man Shrestha
Jelena Mandić
Rodrigo Mansilla Letona
Emily Manson
Iona Manson
Scott Manson
Natalie Marino
Neil Mario
Gina Martinez
Wilmar Andres Martinez Isaza
Julian David Martinez Mora 
Iva Marušić
Memory Marwodzi
Marzia
Ada Imara Mattos Moreno
Carlos Mauricio Méndez Ayala
Will McArthur
Mary McCabe
Alison McCree
Susan McFarlane
Ben McGarr
Diega Armando McKnight Aldana
Kirsten McLaren
Fiona McLaughlin
Lorna McLean
Derek Mcleish
Carla Medhat
Juana Iris Melo Rodriguez
Daniel Merino
Don Dedje Metuchael
Dora Michael
Youstina Milad
Ruth Miller
Rafael Molina
Ambasal Momin
Paulina Monroy
Sandra Mora
Mitchell Mvundura
Matthew Prince Mwase
Rosa Mystica
Lilian Nabil
Noha Nabil
Nardine Nader
John Nagby
Maryori Wildania Nagui
Maged Nassif
Claudio Nathan
Rachel Naylor
Salma Nimry
Jean-Herve Nogbou
Wajia Nooristani
Hassan Nouman
Gonzalo J.  Nuñez Lavilla
Nasirah nur Ibrahim
Joaquín Ignacio Obando Torres
James McKeown Obeng-Gyasi
Jerónimo Ocampo
Asuka Okishio
Aisaana Omorova
Colin O’Neill
Joey O’Neill
Karla O’Neill
Martha Ortega
Yuliana Ortiz
Enid O’Sullivan
Martha O’Sullivan
Michael O’Sullivan
Tomas O’Sullivan
Ana Sofía Oviedo
Esther Owusu Nkwantabisah
Laura Páez
Rhylie Paintsil
Linda Palmquist
Juan Pablo Pantoja Vásquez
Ian Paterson
Staša Petraš
Satish Phillip
Marina Pienaar
Catalina Posada Cifuentes
Larissa Pruchó
Sofia Alejandra Pulido Castillo
Mirelle Ragai
Anika Rahman
Arjona Ramadani
Marianne Ramzi
Daniel Rangel
Fjolla Ratkoceri
Carolyn Read
Carlos Alberto Remirez Baquero
Renata  
Luz Nancy Renteria Cuero
Elias Rese
Daniel Revelo
Judith Richmond
Zoltán Rigo
Marah Rivera Cucrullo
Ashraf Rizk
Lisa Robertson
Heder Rocha
Hugo Rodríguez 
Natalia Rodríguez Quesada
Maryori Wildania Rodríguez Vargas
Kabuye Ronald
Manuela Roncancio Osorio
Sara Roncancio Osorio
Andrea Camila Ropero Oñate
Clemencia Wain  Rubalda Alves Hanjam
Samuel Rubiano
Tomás Rubio Alvarado
Karla Ruiz Herrera
Ricardo R. Rule Jr.
Finlay Rutherford
Jenny Rutherford
Max Rutherford
David Rycroft
Ma. Jessanin S. Dela Rosa
Helena Salamanca
Silvia Salamanca
Jumadilov Salamat
Youstina Samir
Phoe San
Indalecio Sanchez Mosquera
Brahian Stik Sanchez Urrutia
Heanlee A’gitok Sangma
Aripra Sarkar
Aoritro Sarkar
Agrip Sarkar
Aripra Sarkar
Mohamed Sayba Diabaté
Clara Schoham
Esther Sekyere
Hannah Sekyere
Noémie Severin
Rojib Shahi
Samer Shenouda
Carolyn Boyd Sherif
Christine Simons
Susan Simpson
Ruth Sinclair
Sivanch
Catriona Small
Andrea Sneddon
Mervat Sobhy
Sarah Spence
Rachel Spence
Martha Spence
Cole Squire
Joanna Stark
Kiarn Stenner
Karen Steven
Betzabe Suarez
Enoiry Sulbarán
Lala Suleymanova
Siddharth Suresh
Louise Sutherland
Sodhi Tabla
Andrew Taheny
Roanna Tait
Ljupcho Takanoski
Agustin Tamayo
Jaime Tamayo
Geoffrey Tanti
Madeleine Taylor
Louise Terreaux
Shady Thomas
Ailsa Thompson
John Thompson
Nadine Thompson
Sonam Tobgay
Olivia Tomasovic
Carolyn Boyd Tomasović
Nika Tomasović 
Emily Topping
Carolina Toro Díaz
Camilo Torres
Amsétou Tougma
Wendy Tsitsi Muzite
Nasrullo Tuychizoda
Lauren Viviana Urreste Valencia
Usonbek uulu Edil
Fátima Valdivia Bolaños
Nelly Valencia Caizamo
Jaider Andres Valencia Mena 
Sara Valentina Lombana
Heidi van der Swaagh
Matthias van der Swaagh
Alison Vasey
Amor Vermaak
Clare Vermaak
Matilda Vermaak
Maria Victoria López Villalobos
Fátima Margarita Villatoro Villatoro
Simone Virginio
Josipa Vucemilo
Lidia Wadie
JP Waksman
Beth Watson
Nicholas Watson
Samhuinn Watt
Sally Webb
Chris Webb
Sheila Wells
Paul Whittaker
Callum Wilson
Rachel Wilson
Inge Wilson
Pete Wilson
Fantacee Wiz
Ye-Ye Xu
Valentina Yakovchuk
Anne YanYan Teoh
Kristina Yorgova
Hakam Zarari
Katia Zeynetdinova
Monika Zhořová
Jhon Fredy Zuluaga Ocampo
Victor Zuñiga