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    "Blackbird" sung in Scots Gaelic

    For those that haven't already stumbled across this, I thought you might enjoy this. Sung by Julie Fowlis:

    https://youtu.be/0MzetQfKwbE
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    Translates well!
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    Julie Fowlis is an excellent musician, only great things to say about her!

    In addition to singing, she is a talented whistle player and piper!

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    There's a large number of songs and tunes with that name which I've heard over the years, I've not heard the Julie Fowlis one before now.

    In Irish traditional music there's a Set Dance called The Blackbird. Perhaps the most famous performance of it is by The Bothy Band, who play it as an Air, a Set Dance, and a Reel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=328wZ5jo_G8

    Interestingly, one of the oldest West Virginia fiddlers who was recorded, Edden Hammons, played a tune with the tantalizing title Queen Of The Earth And Child Of The Skies which is obviously the same melody.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baYoQMkXXRY

    Back around 1980 I was taught a completely different Set Dance tune also called The Blackbird.
    Last edited by OC Richard; 31st May 17 at 10:52 AM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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