Classic Canadian Songs from Smithsonian Folkways

"'N Uair Nighidh Tù" (When You Wash) is a rhythmic call-and-response work song for washday that might also be used to coordinate the similar pounding and scrubbing movements of milling or waulking the cloth in the tradition of producing woolens by hand, which had been imported from the Scottish Hebrides. This performance was recorded in the mid-1950s at a commemorative milling frolic in Skir Dhu by The Millers (or the North Shore Singers), who were among the last generation of Gaelic-speaking Scots in Cape Breton.
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Songs from Cape Breton Island (FW04450, 1955)

Songs from Cape Breton Island (FW04450, 1955)

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