Gaelic Lament

The lament runs like a thread through Gaelic poetry, pipe music, and song and is thought to originate centuries ago from keeners, who were paid to help others grieve by wailing at funerals in Scotland and Ireland.

“The language itself has many words for sorrow and sadness. It’s when you translate a Gaelic song, you realize you run out of words saying sorrow or sad. You don’t run out in Gaelic.” – Margaret Bennett



Gaelic Lament

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