Traditional Scottish songs and tunes


Article on Tradtitional Gaelic singing. Article on Gaelic Puirt a beul (mouth music).

MIDI Songs

You will need a midi driver to play these files. Most are under 500 bytes in size.
* An cluinn thu mi, mo nighean donn? a Lewis love song (recorded by Art Cormack on his album Ruith na Gaoith on Temple records). Here's the words in Gàidhlig.
* Auld Lang Syne Auld Lang Syne. This is the original version (recorded by Sìleas and The Cast). If you like this, here is some more information and the facility to buy a recording of the song.
* Gaol an t-Seòladair a Tiree song, words by Iain MacGilleathain
* Frith nan damh ruadha a hunting song and the "own choice" song of the winner of the gold medal at the 1995 Royal National Mod
* Màiri Bhàn Òg a love song by the Argyll bard Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saor
* Righ nan dùl a song of love, drowning and sorrow. Similar themes to "Willie's drooned in Yarrow" (Child reference 215). This has been recorded by Màiri MacInnes, although this arrangement is slightly different.
* A nionag a ghrÓidh a love song, recorded by Art Cormack on his album Ruith na Gaoith
* An cluinn thu, leannan? a love song by D¨ghail MacPhÓil
* Mort na ceapaich by Iain Lom
* Highland Wedding a pipe tune popular at weddings. Referred to in my weddings FAQ

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