Free music CD initiative for newborns

60,000 babies across Scotland to take first step on a musical journey

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Every baby born between 15 October 2012 and 14 October 2013 in Scotland will receive a CD of Scottish songs, nursery rhymes and favourite classical pieces.

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This initiative between the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), Creative Scotland, National Records of Scotland and Association of Registrars of Scotland, will guarantee new parents a copy of Astar (Gaelic for journey) when their parents register the birth and receive their birth certificate. 

Recorded by the RSNO, RSNO Chorus and new Music Director Peter Oundjian, the CD aims to introduce music into the lives of Scottish families and to help parents learn, play and rest with their new arrivals.

Listening to music has a direct impact on how much your baby’s brain grows. It can put them in a great mood, help with communicating, coordination and bonding, and supports their first steps towards a lifelong love of music.

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