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Lighter What is 'folk' fiortura? (28) RE: What is 'folk' fiortura? 12 Jun 21

Peacock used the best word available, though I gather he might have explained to non-musicologists what he meant.

Some (or many) traditional singers in Ireland and the Canadian Maritimes embellished their songs with surprising trills and other ornaments like those in bel canto. (Presumably a coincidence.) It was part of the style, perhaps derived from "sean-nos" style in Irish-language singing. For plenty of details:

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