minstrel: puirt a beul

Dany Gilbert dgilbert at saglac.qc.ca
Tue Apr 4 13:59:17 PDT 2000

> Apologies in advance if my reply is fuzzy or abrupt as I am not well.
> medication takes its toll.)
> Puirt a beul, Gaelic 'mouth music,' or 'vocal music for dancing,' is a
> (large) category, not an individual piece.  Which song were you looking
> These sites will give you some more information on the topic, as well as a
> few lyrics.
> http://www.siliconglen.com/culture/gaelicsong.html
> http://www.siliconglen.com/culture/puirtabeul.html
> The particular style, btw, is appallingly difficult to do correctly, and I
> really wouldn't recommend the attempt to anyone who is not studying the
> language.  Those are (mostly) not nonsense syllables, and pronunciation is
> tricky.
> regards,
> Rowen
> (with a head-cold)
> "I do not resent growing older - many are not granted that privilege."

I need the version of sileas

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