Puirt a Beul

This is Scottish mouth music, sung in Gaelic. It is traditionally sung without instruments, although this performance includes a Bodhran drum.  The rhythm of the words is much more important than the meaning– this is dancing music. Basically these songs are tongue twisters, and so much fun to sing! I’m learning a different mouth music song with my friend Laura for her performance at the Musical Instrument Museum, but after working on it I’m becoming more interested in the genre. Who knows, maybe I can learn more of these songs!

I’ll post a video of our performance when Laura and I sing on June 23 at the Musical Instrument Museum.



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bustermarino13
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 19:00:50

    Your knowledge is so fun! I love learning form you!
    This post is really cool and I can’t wait to see the footage of you and Laura.
    For all you other readers Chantel and Laura sang some music like this while we were on vacation in the Bahamas. It brought joy to a lot of people, including us ❤

    Have a great day!


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