Capercaillie are a Scottish band who combine traditional Gaelic folk music and elements of rock music. Their sound is a fusion of the two styles and could be described as Celtic rock.
'Chuir m’athair mise dhan taigh charraideach' translates into English as 'My father sent me to the house of sorrow'.
The Skye Waulking Song:
A waulking song is a work song, sung by women workers processing cloth.
The song combines folk and rock instruments. The (amplified) instruments associated with rock music are:
The (acoustic) instruments associated with folk music are:
The Wurlitzer piano is a keyboard instrument without strings. The sound is produced by a combination of steel reeds, hammer action and an electrostatic pickup system.
The bouzouki is a Greek long neck lute played with a plectrum. In recent years it has been used in traditional Scottish and Irish music.
Other Gaelic influences include:
Choose a folk song and arrange it for rock band plus one or two acoustic instruments (or you could use acoustic folk instruments and add a drum kit). Use a simple harmony and limit yourself to a few chords. Add an instrumental section where the soloists can improvise.