Puirt a bump

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Puirt a beul [pʰurˠʃtʲ a pialˠ̪] ( Scottish Gaelic “tones of the mouth”, Irish port béil , portaireacht (béil) ) refers to the traditional Gaelic chant that is still practiced in Ireland , Scotland , Nova Scotia and on the Cape Breton Island becomes.

The essential elements of the “Puirt a beul” are the rhythm and the melody. Mostly it is dance music. The texts are secondary, they are often offensive (by the standards of the time); some don't make sense. In this respect, “Puirt a beul” is similar to Scat .

Normally “Puirt a beul” is performed by a singer with a carefree, loud voice in 4/4 or 6/8 time.

This style of music was almost forgotten, but has experienced a renaissance since 1990. Bands like Mouth Music , Capercaillie and the singer Talitha MacKenzie often use classic "Puirt-a-beul" pieces in their albums and give them an unusual sound. The Quadriga Consort was the first ensemble of the original sound movement to introduce Scottish Gaelic “Puirt a beul” chants into the early music scene.

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