Three Gaelic Songs (2017)

August 23rd, 2017

Three Gaelic Songs / Trì òrain Ghàidhlig (2017)

  1. Saoil a Mhòr am Pòs Thu
  2. Guma Slàn do na Gillean
  3. Air Do Shlàinte Mhàiri ‘n Dotair



Three Gaelic Songs (2017) (pdf)



Three Gaelic Songs are colourful arrangements of folksongs collected by folklorist, poet and collector Hamish Henderson (1919 – 2002) and form part of a larger project involving Henderson and his work. The three songs are fast-slow-fast, with the outer songs settings of characteristic ‘mouth-music’ that were vocal works designed for dancing to. The middle song is more reflective and may have been a ‘waulking’ song sung by local women whilst beating newly woven tweed to soften it.


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