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Thread #113961   Message #2428717
Posted By: GUEST,Philippa
02-Sep-08 - 10:06 AM
Thread Name: Scots Trad gaelic?...Heck... I dunno...
Subject: RE: Scots Trad gaelic?...Heck... I dunno...
I do sometimes like intruments along with puirt-a-beul but it does seem sort of contradictory; the singing was meant to substitute for instruments.

the comment: "She doesn't have enough rhythmic punch, doesn't pronounce the words clearly, and that maundering guitar accompaniment adds nothing. It all comes across as washed-out, like the colour in the video." makes me thing about how far removed many modern day recordings of waulking songs (the songs used to keep rhythm when a group of workers are fulling tweed) are from the original, and often lacking in essential "rhythmic punch"