Puirt à beul
Strathspey - Ewan's Curragh.
Puirt à beul or "mouth music" is a rhythmic form of Scottish Gaelic singing. Here are three puirt. There are three recordings for each tune - spoken (to help with pronunciation) sung and fiddle versions. Click on the note icons below to hear the recordings.
Seallaibh curraigh Ẹghainn
Strathspey - Potatoes and butter.
Buntàta 's ́m
Reel - The tobacco is dear.
Tha an tombaca daor
Puirt are traditionally sung to accompany dancing - they developed when instruments weren't available.
Click on the links below for the music and words for the puirt on the main panel and some additional information.
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