Good Burns Night #Music #Mp3

Tonight is Burns Night, a celebration of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns. Though he died in 1796, his work is still recited and sung by the everyday people of Scotland, over 220 years later. Now that’s a legacy!

Here I share two Burns songs on zither, “Ye Banks and Braes” and the original tune of
“Auld Lang Syne.”

They are not happy tunes, and the lyrics of “Ye Banks and Braes” lament a false love. However, that one is my favorite Burns melody. While I didn’t like the original tune of “Auld Lang Syne” the first time I heard it, it has grown on me now, and I enjoyed arranging it for zither.

Click the links below to download the mp3’s.
“Ye Banks and Braes”

“Auld Lang Syne” Original Tune

Slàinte mhath! (Slanj-uh va!) Good health to ye!

New Year’s Blessings and The Wassail Song #Music

“The Wassail Song” is an old English Christmas carol. But it’s fun, and I like the New Year’s blessings, so I sing it today, with ukulele. Enjoy, and have a blessed, happy, and God-guided 2020 and beyond! ❤

Lyrics here.

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Auld Lang Syne – Music

You probably know this classic song, and maybe you’ve found yourself singing it on New Year’s Eve or perhaps at a Burns Night celebration. It’s a little melancholy/nostalgic, and I can never remember the words. But it was about the 4th or 5th song I learned to play when I began taking music lessons just after I turned 10. Here I play it on zither, and you can feel free to sing along if you like!

May this New Year’s Eve ring in a blessed and happy 2020 for you and all those your life touches–always!

Instrument: Zither (Lap harp or plucked psaltery)

Tuning: A4 = 432HZ

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Christmas Dance

Merry Christmas everyone!

My song today is a zither arrangement of a carol you probably know, just not by its original name. The 1924 lyrics are still under copyright, so I don’t sing them here. However, the tune we know as “Ding Dong Merrily on High” was first published in 1588 under the title “Brane de l’Official.” Here I call it “Christmas Dance” to make things simpler!

Please enjoy this arrangement, and your holiday celebrations, or daily celebrations for that matter!

Instrument: Zither (Plucked psaltery or lap harp)

Tuning: A4 = 432HZ

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Silent Night in Irish Gaelic – Music and Lyrics

“Silent Night (Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht)” was originally written in German in the 1820’s. It has been translated into many languages and was sung at the same time in German, French, and English during World War I. Here it is in Irish Gaelic, with lyrics linked below for those brave enough to try them!

Wishing all of you a blessed and beautiful Christmas Eve!

Lyrics here

Instrument: Guitar

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There’s a Song in the Air – Advent Week 4 Music

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs, a traditional hymn I sang as a child. I’m singing with a bit of a cold, and playing with a brace on one hand, but nevertheless here it is. 🙂 Enjoy!


Instrument: Zither (Lap harp or plucked psaltery)

Tuning: A4 = 432HZ

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