New England Song Series No. 5:
SONG OF THE OLD FOLKS
An Early American "Auld Lang Syne"
Now you can read the fascinating story of how "Auld Lang Syne"
was adapated into
the earliest American arrangement and retitled:
"Song of the Old Folks"
This CD-ROM contains a biography of Father Robert Kemp and the origin of
his Old Folks Concerts which were held in the U.S. and also in England during the
last half of the 19th century. There is also a bonus audio album of music from the Old Folks Concert Tunes collections (1860/ 1874/1889).
See the online article about the American "Auld Lang Syne"
by Roger Lee Hall
at this online site -- We're History
"Song of the Old Folks" is available on these CDs:
New England Choral Sampler
The Stoughton Harmony
"Variations on Auld Lang Syne"
is available on this CD: