Scots Gaelic Metrical Psalm singing videos

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jason d

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Whether you are EP or not, these are beautiful!

A colleague of mine recently returned from a conference in St. Andrews, Scotland, where he heard sung the Psalms in Scots Gaelic, with a precentor leading the congregation. Here are three samples:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3MzZgPBL3Q]YouTube - Gaelic psalms at Back Free Church, Isle Of Lewis- 20/21/oct/2003[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMqKxpq6QAE]YouTube - Martyrs - Gaelic Psalm[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txIx9b07RhY]YouTube - Stroudwater - Gaelic Psalm[/ame]

To my untutored reading eye (I know nothing of the Celtic languages) it appears that the psalms sung above are from this Scots Gaelic Metrical Psalter, on the website of St. Columba's Church of Scotland in Glasgow, where there is a Gaelic Psalm Singing School.

HT: The Genevan Psalter
 

NaphtaliPress

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:judge:This thread is fine for the worship forum rather than the EP subforum (which is moderated and not accepting new threads by members). Do not discuss EP however. Discuss the videos.
 

dbroyles

Puritan Board Freshman
Very interesting. It makes me wish I knew Gaelic. I recognized the tune Stroudwater which among other Psalms is frequently sung to Psalm 46 in the Scottish Psalter. We tend to sing it much faster however. A lovely tune and a great sacred text.

David
 

Michael Doyle

Puritan Board Junior
I find them eerily beautiful. Thanks for these.

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By the way...my wife and I intend to buy Rosseta Stone`s Gaelic learning material. I desire to minister in the region one day if it be the will of my Lord.
 

Quickened

Puritan Board Senior
Wonderful video! Just finished with the first one and want to say a many thanks!

Mike i was thinking about learning it myself. The audio CD i had was a tad confusing. Methinks Rosetta may be better
 

Baptist-1689er

Puritan Board Freshman
Jason, Thanks for posting these links. Junior showed them to me the other day. We want to go to the conference. Very nice!
 
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jason d

Puritan Board Freshman
Jason, Thanks for posting these links. Junior showed them to me the other day. We want to go to the conference. Very nice!

Ya, I saw these cause Junior posted them on his "Shared Google Reader" and I knew alot of the PuritanBoard folk would enjoy them.

Which conference are you referring to?
 

Baptist-1689er

Puritan Board Freshman
Jason, Thanks for posting these links. Junior showed them to me the other day. We want to go to the conference. Very nice!

Ya, I saw these cause Junior posted them on his "Shared Google Reader" and I knew alot of the PuritanBoard folk would enjoy them.

Which conference are you referring to?

Evidently they have a conference to learn how to sing these Psalms in St. Andrews, Scotland. I told him if he is going, I will too. (He can learn how to sing the Psalms, and I can play golf at St. Andrews!) :lol:
 

jason d

Puritan Board Freshman
Jason, Thanks for posting these links. Junior showed them to me the other day. We want to go to the conference. Very nice!

Ya, I saw these cause Junior posted them on his "Shared Google Reader" and I knew alot of the PuritanBoard folk would enjoy them.

Which conference are you referring to?

Evidently they have a conference to learn how to sing these Psalms in St. Andrews, Scotland. I told him if he is going, I will too. (He can learn how to sing the Psalms, and I can play golf at St. Andrews!) :lol:

:D wow, if you guys got the budget to send Junior over to Scotland just for that then I may switch my membership,... ;)
 

discipulo

Puritan Board Junior
Jason, thank you so much for posting this, I was thinking of posting something about the importance of singing the Psalms on my Facebook, and 1of these videos will be perfect to add to it.

I'm not EP (although these videos make me feel quite close to become so)

so I feel very free to say this, the Church needs to sing more the Psalms!!!

And on this EP and non EP brothers can surely agree with Abraham Kuyper, a non EP himself:

The spiritual depth of the Psalms exceeds by far anything that was afterwards composed as a church hymn.

The psalms have always echoed the enduring, eternal keynote of the pious heart, while hymns usually had a temporary quality and were marked by what was popular at the moment.

In the struggle between hymns and psalms, all nominal members favoured the hymns over the psalms while the truly pious members are much more inclined to use the psalms rather than hymns.


from Onze Eeredienst, Our Worship, by Abraham Kuyper
 

discipulo

Puritan Board Junior
Brothers and Sisters, don't miss listening to these videos. It's such Beautiful and Devoted Singing :sing:
 

Glenn Ferrell

Puritan Board Junior
Ulster Scot immigrants to the colonies brought this style of singing to the Southern Appalachian Highlands:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM2JOnPMf_c]YouTube - Primitive Baptist Church - Louisa Ky - Amazing Grace[/ame]
 

LawrenceU

Puritan Board Doctor
And, many people don't realise it, but that style of singing was then adopted by Negro slaves. It is still sung today in many churhces: 'Lining out a song'.
 
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