We Would Dance: Dance-songs of the Scottish Gaels

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Abstract

In Scotland today, traditional dancing is commonly accompanied by instruments like the fiddle, accordion and bagpipes. In the past, instruments were not always available for dances, or even preferred. Amongst the Gaels, dances were often accompanied by songs. Such ‘dance-songs’ or puirt-à-beul [‘mouth-tunes’] served multiple purposes – including dandling children, facilitating work or transmitting instrumental tunes – but their principal association was with dancing.

This booklet provides a short introduction to the genre, lyrics and translations of the CD audio, biographies of the contributors, and a bibliography of references and relevant publications.
Translated title of the contributionWe Would Dance
Original languageMultiple languages
TypeGaelic Dance Song CD
Media of outputCD and booklet
PublisherGreentrax Recordings
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2019

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