Learn Gaelic Sea Song (waulking song) (2021 program)

Linn Phipps
Music 3
Singing / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Real-time event on festival day with pre-registration required. You can find the registration link near the top of the program page when the link is ready.

This workshop will provide an educational AND participatory opportunity to learn a Gaelic song by repetition of words and tune. Although of course everyone has to be muted, attendees can sequentially unmute to check for any problems, and to practice as required. The song will be a sea-themed tweed waulking song, He Mandu, with a rousing chorus!

Materials (song words, translation, and phonetics), along with audio recordings of me speaking the words and singing the song, are available here for download in advance.

Linn Phipps is a UK based traditional singer in English and Gaelic. She has  hugely enjoyed using Zoom for transatlantic sings and workshops, and for meeting friends old and new. Usually, she sings as a soloist, with musician friends, in a folk group, and with two Gaelic choirs; and at ceilidhs in Scotland and the North of England. She has also sung competitively, gaining the Royal National Mòd’s Silver Pendant, the highest award for learners of Gaelic. During the Covid lockdown period, she has successfully hosted regular Zoom singarounds in both languages with worldwide participation, and has participated in about 500 regular Zoom sings with the USA, Ireland, France, and Australia as well as the UK. She has led singaround sessions and learn-song workshops at a number of USA folk festivals, with great feedback. As a result, she was asked to start a monthly free zoom learn-song class! More here: www.linnphippsfolk.co.uk.