mouth music (ttb)


  • Catalog ID: M-28
  • First Line: dance to your shadow, and it's good to be livin' lad
  • Composer: Dolores Keane And John Faulkner
  • Voicing: ttbb
  • Accompaniment: drum
  • Language: English
  • Country: Ireland
  • Other: men cd02
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


Celtic mouth music, sometimes called lilting, diddling or port-a-beul ("tunes from the mouth"), is a music straight from the heart – and the mouth.  its tantalizing rhythms and its driving melodic lines reveal the unique partnership of song and dance in the folk music traditions of the Celts and the Gaels: meither exists without the other.  Sung during weddings, dances, chore times, or just for sport, mouth music combines astonishing verbal acrobatics with direct, heartfelt harmonies to create an irresistable musical experience.

Recorded on CD-02, this piece is also available for women (see W-28) and for mixed voices (S-78).