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2000

Capercaillie: Skye waulking song

(Chuir m’athair mise dhan taigh carraideach)

 

Folk

-          Usually learnt as part of an oral tradition

-          Constantly evolving

 

Fusion

-          Cross-over between folk and pop music

-          Often modal

 

Waulking songs

-          Sung while waulking cloth

-          One person sings the verse, others join in with the chorus

-          Strong pule

-          Chorus of meaningless syllables

-          Compound time

-          Folk instruments

 

Chuir m’athair mise dhan taigh charraideach

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