Scottish vocal trio Sian performs an acoustic rendition of 'Na Gamhna Geala', a traditional Gaelic waulking song.
Three stunning voices combined in playful and well-arranged harmonies, creating real magic.
Sian formed in 2016 to celebrate Gaelic songs composed by women, with their self-titled debut album dedicated to the women who had shared their traditional songs with them. This rendition of 'Na Gamhna Geala' was recorded at Leith Theatre before their 2022 Festival performance as part of Niteworks: Comann, a gig which brought together several musicians for a celebration of the Gaelic music scene. 'Na Gamhna Geala' is a traditional waulking song – originally sung by women while making cloth – passed down to Sian from the Gaelic teacher and singer Idhbel T. MacDonald.
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