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JC' 19- Sean nos

Sean nos

Name some features of sean nos? Solo unaccompanied singing, free rhythm- tempo may slow or quicken to suit the expression of the words, ornamentation, nasal tone (nasalisation), no use of dynamics, sometimes important words are lengthened-words more important than music.
Name a non traditional feature in this scenario- an instrument accompanying a sean nos singer? The accompanying instrument.
Name 3 regional styles and state how the use of ornamentation varies for each one? Sliabh Luachra- A moderate amount of ornamentation. Donegal- Very sparse use of ornamentation. Connemara- Very florid style of singing, alot of ornamentation.
Name a singer from Sliabh Luachra that you listened to in class. Iarla O' Lionaird- 'Taimse im chodladh'
Name an explain an aisling? Taimse im chodladh- An aisling is a patriotic song. A beautiful girl appears to a man in his dreams, she represents Ireland and enourages him to stand up and fight for his country.
Name a singer from Connemara that you listened to in class? Maire Aine Ni Dhonnchadha. "Una Bhan'
What is a goltrai? A love song
Name a love song you listened to in class? Una Bhan- A song about forbidden love, set during the 17th cenutury during the Cromwellian plantations.
Name a singer from Donegal that you listened to in class? Mairead Ni Mhaoinigh- An Mhaighdean Mhara
What is a goltrai? A lament- A song of loss
Name a lament you listened to? An Mhaighdean Mhara. The Mermaid. Its about a fisherman who falls in love with a mermaid. They marry and have 2 children. The call of the sea is too much for her though and she leaves her family and returns to the sea.
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