I’ve returned once again to Gàidhlig songs for our musical recommendation today. I wanted something especially upbeat to help deal with post-DST Monday morning blahs. This is the Rankin Family with one of my favorite pieces. I like the fact that the medley has a range of tempos.
Interestingly, I had the opportunity to speak to Raylene one time about the Gaelic songs that were in the Rankin Family repertoire. She told me that they mostly learned the songs phonetically since none of the sisters spoke Gàidhlig. I thought this was interesting since the Rankins are from Mabou, Cape Breton, NS where Gàidhlig traditions have held pretty strong.
Rankin Family – Gaelic Medley