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Thread #96348   Message #1888280
Posted By: GUEST,thurg
19-Nov-06 - 10:58 AM
Thread Name: Why do our songs last so long ?
Subject: RE: Why do our songs last so long ?
Azizi -

I've probably gotten a little carried away here, but you of all people should understand that! Anyway, here are a number of samples from the Cape Breton singer Mary Jane Lamond, from: ... No doubt there would have been a way of linking them, but I don't know what it is. My apologies! If you look at the track listings from the albums, you'll find these among them. I have put an NB in front of the songs that are done in a straight traditional manner. They are all some manner of call-and-response songs in Scottish Gaelic:

From "Storas":
[mp3] ╗ Gur e mo r¨n an D˛mhnallach (It is my love the MacDonald Man)
[mp3] ╗ Bal na h-Aibhne Deas (Ball at Southwest Margaree)
          ╗ Cumha Aoghnuis( Lament for Angus)
          ╗ An Gaidheal am measg nan Gaidheal (Gael among the Lowlanders)

"Gaelic Songs of Cape Breton":
NB [mp3] ╗ Illean Aigh
          ╗ Cead Deireannach Nam Beann
          ╗ A Fhleasgaich Vasail
          ╗ Puirt Eos Peadair (Joe Peter's Tunes)
NB [mp3] ╗ Oran a' Phiognaig
          ╗ Am Braighe (lead singer a male in this one; in Cape Breton men participate in waulking, or milling as it's known in C.B.)
NB [mp3] ╗ Nighean Dubh, Nighean Donn

"Lan Duil":
NB [mp3] ╗ Ill ¨ ill ˛ illean's ˛ (may be some children singing here,maybe just child-like voices)

"Suas e!":
       ╗ Oran Snýomh (Spinning Song)
[mp3] ╗ Seinn O
          ╗ D˛mhnall Mac 'ic
          ╗ E Hor˛
NB [mp3] ╗ Oran do Ghille a Chaidh a BhÓthadh
             (On the Drowning of a Young Man)

"Bho Thir Nan Croabh"
NB [mp3] ╗ He Mo Leannan: Hey My Love
NB [mp3] ╗ Cha Bhi Mi Buan: I Will Not Survive   
          ╗ Ba, Ba, Ba, Mo leanabh: Hush, Hush, Hush My Little Baby (maybe a mistake in the titles here?)