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Trying to remember singing style name

Taconicus 10 Feb 12 - 09:40 PM
katlaughing 10 Feb 12 - 10:12 PM
ChanteyLass 11 Feb 12 - 12:39 AM
Taconicus 27 Mar 13 - 01:13 PM
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Subject: Trying to remember singing style name
From: Taconicus
Date: 10 Feb 12 - 09:40 PM

There's a certain style of traditional Scottish (and I think Irish) a cappella folk singing style that I'm trying to remember the name of. It's characterized by a kind of stepwise note singing. I don't know how else to describe it - a single word can be sung with several different notes in succession; not sliding but discrete notes. In a way, the voice accomplishes its own melodic "instrumental" accompaniment. Does anyone remember what that singing style is called?


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Subject: RE: Trying to remember singing style name
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Feb 12 - 10:12 PM

I *think* you mean Sean-nós.


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Subject: RE: Trying to remember singing style name
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 11 Feb 12 - 12:39 AM

I agree with Kat. You can hear a bit of a woman doing it here
http://www.pri.org/theworld/?q=node/24721
and a man doing it here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGelrimeD7c


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Subject: RE: Trying to remember singing style name
From: Taconicus
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 01:13 PM

Thanks, Kat. You answered the question very quickly, but either I forgot it or I took over a year to see it. That's just what I was trying to remember! The example by Bridget Fitzgerald at the link posted by ChanteyLass exhibits some of the aspects of sean-nós, including syllables sung to several notes, glottal stops, and mid-phrase breath-taking.


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