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Thread #122008 Message #2670346
Posted By: Ross Campbell
03-Jul-09 - 02:45 AM
Thread Name: Pronunciation of Gaelic/Norn in 'King Orfeo'
Subject: RE: Pronunciation of Gaelic in 'King Orfeo'
Shetland is closer to Oslo than to Edinburgh and the islands were never occupied by any of the Celts, only belonging to Scotland by historical accident. Nordic influences are still there in the music.
Suibhne O'Piobaireachd, who has been known to sing the song, may chip in later. I'll PM him.