My background is Irish, so I'm out of luck
January 30, 2012 8:55 PM Subscribe
A different "identify this song" question -- this one is about lyrics. Complication: they're in Scottish Gaelic.
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
is named "Rithill Aill", according to the compilation album I have, and is sung by Karen Matheson. I have been looking for a translation of the lyrics for five years, unsuccessfully. Google searches turn up only other people posting desperate pleas for a translation in other various fora.
So -- apparently this is a traditional song, and some sources say it's about a wedding. Does anyone a) recognize it as a traditional Scottish song, b) perhaps know what the lyrics are, and c) know an English translation?
Even if someone could point me to the Scottish lyrics I could attempt a klunky "Scottish-to-English-dictionary" approach (I've found some online dictionaries).