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Thread #96348   Message #1888243
Posted By: GUEST,thurg
19-Nov-06 - 09:47 AM
Thread Name: Why do our songs last so long ?
Subject: RE: Why do our songs last so long ?
Azizi -

"And lastly, Darowyn, you wrote that "...Call and response work songs are common in the Gaelic tradition for both male and female".

Would you please share an example or examples of those songs and/or online sources if any for information and examples of those songs?"

There doesn't seem to be much of this stuff on-line, but here's a brief clip of a group of women singing a "waulking" song in the Isle of Lewis in Scotland (waulking is part of the process of making woollen fabric, involves pounding wet wool onto a table - someone correct m if I have the details wrong): ... The clip comes from: World Library of Folk and Primitive Music Volume 3 -Scotland Rounder CD 1743 at