A unique form of Irish song that most have never heard of

A video of a unique form of Irish song that most have never heard of: Lilting.

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Here’s the Wikipedia description:

Lilting is a form of traditional singing common in the Gaelic speaking areas of Ireland and Scotland. It goes under many names, and is sometimes referred to as “mouth music”, diddling, jigging, chin music or cheek music, puirt a beul in Scottish Gaelic, Canterach, or portaireacht bhéil (port a’bhéil) in Irish Gaelic. It in some ways resembles scat singing.


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