Music AoS4: Skye Waulking Song

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  • Created by: neleanor
  • Created on: 01-06-14 16:19

(Chuir M'Athair Mise Dhan Taigh Charraideach-My Father Sent Me to a House of Sorrow)

British Folk Music:

  • Irish bouzouki, accordion, bodhran, fiddle (violin), tenor banjo, tin whistle, uilleann pipes, clarsach
  • Sung in workplaces (Shanties, slaves...)
  • For celebrations (Christmas, dancing, harves, sewing seeds, ballads)
  • Waulking=Repeatedly beating cloth to full it and prepare it for use.
  • Rhythmic call and response to keep the beating in time


  • From album Nadurra, released september 2000


  • 8 verses/stanzas with intro, outri and intrumental (between verses 6and7)
  • Strophic


  • 12/8

Tonality and Harmony:

  • Intro to verse 3 in Eminor
  • Verse 4 to instrumental in Gmajor
  • Verse 7 2 substitution


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