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Waulking songs (Scots Gaelic: Òrain Luaidh) are Scottish folk songs, traditionally sung in the Gaelic language by women while waulking cloth. [1]

12 relations: Cape Breton Island, Culture of Scotland, Fulling, Highland Clearances, Long Èireannach, Nova Scotia, Outer Hebrides, Puirt à beul, Scottish diaspora, Scottish Gaelic, Tweed (cloth), Vocable.

Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island (île du Cap-Breton—formerly Île Royale, Scottish Gaelic: Ceap Breatainn or Eilean Cheap Bhreatainn, Míkmaq: Únamakika, simply: Cape Breton) is an island on the Atlantic coast of North America.

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Culture of Scotland

The culture of Scotland refers to the patterns of human activity and symbolism associated with Scotland and the Scottish people.

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Fulling, also known as tucking or walking, is a step in woollen clothmaking which involves the cleansing of cloth (particularly wool) to eliminate oils, dirt, and other impurities, and making it thicker.

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Highland Clearances

The Highland Clearances (Fuadach nan Gàidheal, the "expulsion of the Gael") was the forced displacement during the 18th and 19th centuries of a significant number of people from traditional land tenancies in the Scottish Highlands, where they had practised small-scale agriculture.

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Long Èireannach

Long Èireannach (Irish Ship) is a well known song in the Scottish Gaelic tradition known as Orain Luaidh, or waulking song, a type of work song that is sung by the women when fulling cloth.

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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia (Latin for "New Scotland", pronounced in English as) (French: Nouvelle-Écosse) is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and constitutes one of the four Atlantic Canada provinces.

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Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar), Innse Gall ("islands of the strangers") or the Long Island, is an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland.

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Puirt à beul

Puirt à beul (literally "tunes from a mouth") is a traditional form of song native to Scotland; Ireland; and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

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Scottish diaspora

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Scottish Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic, sometimes also referred to as Gaelic (Gàidhlig), is a Celtic language native to Scotland.

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Tweed (cloth)

Tweed is a rough, woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven.

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In the broadest sense of the word, a vocable is any meaningful sound uttered by people, such as a word or term, that is fixed by their language and culture.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waulking_song

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