Lulling and Lilting

Lulling and Lilting Songbook

“Everyone knows what lullabies are for. Lilting is singing without words in the way the singers do in Minnie Picken and Love, will you marry me. Lilt can be used for dancing children on knees. The Bangor boat is chanted lullingly, almost sung.”  — Hugh Shields, 1971

Listen and find out more about each item in the Song Pages below or enjoy the Playlist.

The Bangor Boat's Away

Rocking the Cradle

Seo Ba Mo Leanbh

You're a Bonny Wee Wean

Minnie Picken on the Shore

Maggie Pickie

Love Will You Marry Me?

When I Was Young I Had No Sense

Sidhe Piper's Tune