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 Here is a list of useful sources of information on waulking and waulking songs:


Waulkings Songs from Barra
Greentrax CDTRAX /CTRAX9003

Harris Tweed - Orain Luaidh (Tape + booklet).
With singers from various islands, illustrating different styles.
Available from:
The Harris Tweed Authority
6 Garden Road
Isle of Lewis
Tel: +44 (0) 1851 702269
Fax: +44 (0) 1851 702600
email: enquiries@harristweed.org

Orain Luaidh – Gaelic Waulking Songs
South Harris Waulking Group
Lewis Recordings
RCS 224
(Don't think this one is still available.)

Bannal - Waulking songs
Label: Greentrax
ASIN: B0000023ZZ
Catalogue Number: CDTRAX099
Bannal is a modern group based in Glasgow.

Bannal - Bho Dhòrn gu Dòrn
Available from
Burnbrae, Staffin Road, Portree, Isle of Skye
Tel/Fax: 01478 612990
email: sales@gaelicmusic.com  
This is a double-sided disc: DVD on one side, CD, on the other.

Fo Sgaile Creag Dubh - Comhlan Luaidh Bhaideanach
(Badenoch Waulking Group)

Gaelic Songs of Scotland
(Women at Work in the Western Isles)
Rounder CD 11661 - 1785 - 2
A great collection of waulking and other work songs made by Alan Lomax in 1951.


 Hebridean Folksongs (3 vols)
ed. Campbell & Collinson
Fantastic source of waulking songs from Uist & Barra.

Eilean Fraoich – Lewis Gaelic Songs and Melodies
ISBN 0 86152 052 1

One Hundred and Five Songs of Occupation from the Western Isles of Scotland
Collected by Frances Tolmie
Llanerch Publishers
ISBN 1 86143 038 8
(Mostly Skye)

Folksongs & Folklore of South Uist
Margaret Fay Shaw
Aberdeen University Press

A Harris Way of Life
Gisela Vogler
Harris Voluntary Service.
ISBN 0 903960 29 X

Songs of Gaelic Scotland
Anne Lorne Gillies
ISBN: 1 84158 018 X
A superb compendium of Gaelic song. Buy it!

Most should be available from
The Gaelic Books Council
22 Mansfield Street Glasgow
G11 5QP
Tel. 0141 337 6211
Fax 0141 341 0515 www.gaelicbooks.org

 Or from Amazon: www.amazon.com or www.amazon.co.uk

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