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Tune Req: Gaelic ballad identification in film

GUEST,Anonymous 24 Jan 21 - 05:50 AM
Jack Campin 24 Jan 21 - 06:53 AM
GUEST,RA 24 Jan 21 - 09:04 AM
GUEST,# 24 Jan 21 - 09:27 AM
GUEST,Anonymous 24 Jan 21 - 11:24 AM
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GUEST,Anonymous 24 Jan 21 - 11:35 AM
GUEST,RA 24 Jan 21 - 02:46 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Gaelic ballad identification in film
From: GUEST,Anonymous
Date: 24 Jan 21 - 05:50 AM

I would like help identifying the ballad at 1:26:00 in this video. It is a bit soft and you might need to wear headphones to even hear it. It is a woman's singing and it sounds possibly Gaelic. To me it sounds something like "Oh Marie Oh Ohhhh" or something similar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6HPXe-8APA


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Gaelic ballad identification in film
From: Jack Campin
Date: 24 Jan 21 - 06:53 AM

Seems to be a lullaby rather than a ballad, and I can't get any more of it than you did. Perhaps a book on Pasolini's work would have some clues?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Gaelic ballad identification in film
From: GUEST,RA
Date: 24 Jan 21 - 09:04 AM

It's certainly Scottish Gaelic. I don't immediately recognise the song but the singer sounds a bit like a young Flora MacNeil.

I think there might be a whole Mudcat thread about the music in this Pasolini film...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Gaelic ballad identification in film
From: GUEST,#
Date: 24 Jan 21 - 09:27 AM

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=137323

I think that's the thread GUEST,RA is referring to.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Gaelic ballad identification in film
From: GUEST,Anonymous
Date: 24 Jan 21 - 11:24 AM

Hey Guest, RA, thanks for mentioning Flora McNeil. I found it! Ailein Duinn!

Flora McNeil - Ailein Duinn


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Gaelic ballad identification in film
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 21 - 11:24 AM

Here is the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYQKXUgTkrI


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Gaelic ballad identification in film
From: GUEST,Anonymous
Date: 24 Jan 21 - 11:35 AM

Also as an aside, I like that the song is about a man named Alan and the character from the Reeve's Tale is Alan. That Alan ends up sleeping with the miller's daughter Molly. The song fits. lol


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Gaelic ballad identification in film
From: GUEST,RA
Date: 24 Jan 21 - 02:46 PM

My own favourite bit of this film is when we see Chaucer interrupted in his study. There's a pile of books beside his desk. Boccaccio's 'Decameron' is at the top of the pile. Chaucer, realising he's being observed, quickly shuffles it to the bottom of the pile, out of sight...


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