Saturday, June 5, 2010

And Piobaireachd Again

If you're in a mood to brave MySpace, the Wicked Tinkers have their splendid, hearty (and original) rendition of "MacFarlane's Lantern" (or "MacFarlane's Gathering") up on their page. Their arrangement only goes as far as the taorluath variation, but it is plenty enjoyable along the way. The words that are being sung start "Togail nam bo," something about taking the [neighbors'] cows , which was evidently a bit of a passtime for certain clans. "Togail nam Bo," is also the Gaelic title of the tune.

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