National Museum exhibition to chart history of Scottish pop music

Mike Scott of The Waterboys

From Lonnie Donegan, Lulu, Alex Harvey, Gerry Rafferty, The Rezillos, Fire Engines, Simple Minds, Big Country, Eurythmics, The Proclaimers, Teenage Fanclub, Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Paolo Nutini, Biffy Clyro right up to Chvrches and Calvin Harris (to name but a few) the list is huge and extremely impressive across all genres of rock and pop [ . . . ]

Read Full Story: National Museum exhibition to chart history of Scottish pop music – The Scotsman

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Paolo Nutini sings Auld Lang Syne

The Scots, Brits, Welsh and Irish emmigrants brought the tradition of ringing in the new year around the world. In this BBC clip, Scottish soulman Paolo Nutini talks a bit about the song’s history, and his preference for the traditional Scottish version, with lyrics by the great Robert Burns.

Happy New Year!

Burns’ Orginal Scots verse

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne*?
CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup!
and surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS
We twa hae run about the braes,
and pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin’ auld lang syne.

CHORUS
We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin’ auld lang syne.