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HallelujahAl

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Griogal Chridhe
« on: August 02, 2009, 07:21:14 PM »

Have just stumbled across the tune Griogal Chridhe . It's in Bb and looks like it might be a slow air or something like that - can anyone help? I was wondering how it should be played?
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Re: Griogal Chridhe
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 01:38:31 AM »

Well it's a song, Al... used to do it in a band I was in that had a singer who did almost nothing that wasn't in Scots Gaelic. A lament, anyway. The Gregor in question was a historical figure and the story has it that the song was composed by his widow after he was slain in battle. Now, was he one of the Maccrimmons? Can't remember. I can send you a clip of an old recording of us doing it if you promise not to share it with anybody else  ;D

OK so he was a MacGregor and he had his head cut off. Edited to add this link: http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=712
« Last Edit: August 03, 2009, 01:47:59 AM by Steve Jones »
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Re: Griogal Chridhe
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 08:57:42 AM »

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[Well it's a song, Al... used to do it in a band I was in that had a singer who did almost nothing that wasn't in Scots Gaelic. A lament, anyway. The Gregor in question was a historical figure and the story has it that the song was composed by his widow after he was slain in battle. Now, was he one of the Maccrimmons? Can't remember. I can send you a clip of an old recording of us doing it if you promise not to share it with anybody else  /quote]

That'd be great! Promise, promise, promise (:)
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