He mandu 's truagh nach digeadh
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HE MANDU'S TRUAGH NACH DIGEADH. AKA - "Heman Dubh." Scottish, Air (2/4 time). G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. This Scots-Gaelic worksong is from the Hebrides Islands in northern Scotland. It is a orain-luaidh or "waulking song", the work, primarily by women, involving shrinking wool for cloth with the songs an aid to the labor.
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Recorded sources: Rounder 3067, Alan Stivell - "Renaissance of the Celtic Harp" (1982). Rounder 3038, Pierre Bensusan - "Musiques" (1979).