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Songs and Pipes of the Hebrides

Various Artists
Songs and Pipes of the Hebrides

In the Outer Hebrides, an archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, music has played a central role in entertainment and relieving the monotony of hard work. Daily chores—milking, reaping, spinning—were set to a rhythmic pattern and were often structured by call-and-response singing. Other genres on the album include "mouth music" for dancing, a lullaby, and piping. This music is old, and sung without harmony. Liner notes include a brief history of the islands and their culture as well as song lyrics in Gaelic and their English translation and explanation.

Track Listing

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Hi-Ri-Hoireann O (Waulking Song) John MacLeod 3:17
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102
Duanag Na Ceardaich (Ossianic Chant) Archie MacDonald 1:46
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103
Puirt-A-Beul (Mouth Music) John MacLeod and John MacInnes 4:13
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104
Craobh Nan Ubhal Rena MacLean 2:41
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105
Hi-Ri-Ri O Archie MacDonald 3:26
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106
Ho-Ro-A La Vo (Waulking Song) Archie MacDonald 2:39
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201
Caristrona Don MacKinnon 3:11
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202
Gu Mo Slan Do Na Hearish John MacInnes 3:18
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203
Ho Ho Vo Laidi Bheag (Lullaby) Don MacKinnon 1:35
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204
Hebrides Bagpipes n/a 2:25
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205
Hebrides Bagpipes n/a 1:50
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206
Waulking (Documentary) n/a 3:12
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