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2000 Capercaille: `Skye Waulking
song' from the album Nadurra
Style and period Folk fusion music:
Western pop
Celtic folk music

Waulking song refers to a working man's
song which would be sung while working.
Waulking is the process by which tweed is
beaten against a board after being soaked

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Metre The piece is in compound time : 12/8 ­ 4 dotted
crotchets per bar.
There are no changes in time signature
Structure Intro
Verse 1
Verse 2
Verse 3
Verse 4
Verse 5
Verse 6
Verse 7
Verse 8

Tonality Tonally ambiguous at the beginning

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Instrumentation & The words are in Scottish Gaelic. Uilleann pipes- similar to bagpipes
Vocals Voice-melody- Singer has a contralto voice-
Featured instruments: so low it is close to male tenor.
Accordion Fiddle- Violin played in folk music
Piano Bouzouki- Greek string instrument with 4
Synthesizer groups of 2 strings tuned…


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