Reeling Roosters and Dancing Ducks: Celtic Mouth Music by Heather SparlingReeling Roosters and Dancing Ducks: Celtic Mouth Music by Heather Sparling

Reeling Roosters and Dancing Ducks: Celtic Mouth Music

byHeather Sparling

Paperback | October 15, 2014

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Though puirt-a-beul are popular with both Gaelic-speaking and non-Gaelic speaking audiences, this book offers the first comprehensive study of the genre. Heather Sparling considers how puirt-a-beul compare to other forms of global mouth music and examines its origins, its musical and lyrical characteristics, and its functions.

Sparling brings together years of research, including an array of historical references to puirt-a-beul, interviews with Gaelic singers in both Scotland and Nova Scotia, observations of puirt-a-beul performances on both sides of the Atlantic as well as on recordings, and analysis of melodies and lyrics. Her Nova Scotia viewpoint allows her to consider puirt-a-beul in both its Scottish and diaspora contexts, a perspective that is too often absent in studies of Gaelic song.

Title:Reeling Roosters and Dancing Ducks: Celtic Mouth MusicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Cape Breton University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:192749298X

ISBN - 13:9781927492987

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