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Gaelic Music!

Halo, a Chàirdean! Runrig is a band occasionally mentioned in the course (Is sinne Runrig). I was very curious, and I looked the band up. Well, here's a site where you can listen for free, along with a few other great Gaelic artists! https://www.iheart.com/artist/runrig-31689/ Tell me what you think about Runrig below! :) Slàinte mhath!

February 18, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morag_Kerr

There's a fair bit on YouTube. I like this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU-2QEIogxo

Also, I have just confirmed that it is Runrig playing the theme tune for Can Seo, the 1979 BBC TV learn Gaelic programme, which is also on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBVb1zbe32k


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morag_Kerr

Did you see my edit? About the Can Seo theme tune? I thought it was Runrig, so I looked it up and it was.

(Actually it's my favourite band Wolfstone doing the theme music to Speaking Our Language.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAnElf

Well, now I have! Thank you for these lovely bits of Scots culture! Super exciting! Was that too many exclamation points? Oh well! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morag_Kerr

No indeed, your enthusiasm is delightful.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAnElf

You're very kind. :) Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmandaNicAGhobh

Tha Wolfstone sgoinneil! They're also my favourite band :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morag_Kerr

When I lived in Sussex I used to cry myself to sleep over "The Braes of Sutherland". I've made a solo arrangement of it for one voice and recorder.

Actually, I really like "Morag's Reel". Can't think why....

I have an iPod stuffed to the eyeballs with Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Bruckner and so on, and the playlists end "Wagner, Wolfstone".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmandaNicAGhobh

A beautiful and quite haunting song!

Wow, I wonder how many people in the world have Wolfstone next to Wagner in their playlists! :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morag_Kerr

Well, it works alphabetically...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAnElf

Speaking of alphabetically, I have my beloved Chopin stuffed right between Cars, The and Cure, The. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rona460381

Saw them last night in Inverness - real blast from the past and fantastic!


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    Tha an t-òran sin sgoinneil! I wondered who sang it. Tapadh leibh, a Mhòrag!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morag_Kerr

    At first I thought, oh what stereotypical heuchter-teuchter music, but then it sort of grew on me, and someone puts on a Runrig record in the second episode, and given the antiquity of the programme (1979) I began to realise who it was.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAnElf

    I will say,though, that this channel also is full of non-Gaelic artists, much do my disappointment.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAnElf

    I like this! Thanks for sharing!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ernavill

    This is my Gàidhlig Spotify playlist. It's a work in progress, but I can especially recommend Mànran's Òran na cloiche, which is probably my favourite song on the playlist.

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5SH414rBYKATcwoEbm9wM6?si=HFvaeGYPQ6KFna-DVQvCkg


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SecretlyAnElf

    Looks great. Thank you!


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      "Julie Fowles" on spotify.


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        I have a collection of Gaelic music on spotify. It's under the name People of the Gaels Sheila Robertson Choma.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Agatha631151

        I "discovered" Runrig in 2005. I was looking for music for a new iPod. I've been a fan ever since. "The Mighty Atlantic" blew me away. Right now that iPod is playing "Hearts of Olden Glory." Runrig also led me to other Gaelic groups. Rawlins Cross from Nova Scotia, Wolfstone, Albannach is amazing, and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morag_Kerr

        Do you know what the Runrig song that is the signature music for Can Seo is all about? I can't understand a word of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtMRXj6k_J4

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