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Dh'èirich Mi Moch Madainn Cheòthar

Traditional Scottish

Arranged by Ollie Lambert

8-parts - SSAATTBB


This Scottish Gaelic waulking song was made popular by Julie Fowlis on her album alterum. There is a 1950 recording of the song on Tobar an Dualchais which is Scotland’s online resource for preserving audio recordings of Scottish cultural heritage. Waulking was the last stage in the production of homespun tweed, during which the cloth would be beaten rhythmically by hand to shrink and soften it. Songs would be sung throughout in order to keep the rhythm and make the work a little easier. Typically, one woman would sing the verses of the song and the others would join in on the chorus. The lyrics describe a young woman, who has been recently married, as she slips out of her house in the early morning to meet her former lover to whom she belatedly wishes she’d avowed herself.

Dh'èirich Mi Moch Madainn Cheòthar

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