Coronach Basic Information:
- Also written as - coranich, corrinoch, coranach, cronach.
- Lamentation or dirge for the dead, sung or played on bagpipes.
- Accompanied funerals in the Scottish Highlands & also in Ireland.
- Can be a choral lament or a funeral song sung or shrieked by Celtic women.
- No coronach songs have been recorded.
- Dated from 1490-1500.
- From Scottish Gaelic corranach.
- Related to Irish rānadh, a crying.
- The Bonny Earl of Murray (a Scottish border ballad) is supposedly composed in the tradition of the coronach.
- Coronach - Scottish Renaissance instrumentalist group (www.coronach.co.uk/).
- Jethro Tull (music group) released a single called "Coronach" in 1986.
- Coronach is also a poem by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832).
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