Gaelic title: Tàladh cailin an ghuilt òr-bhuidhe (Lullaby of the *Golden-haired Girl) is for harp trio, lever or pedal. It starts out sparse, with lovely descending, short glisses in harp 3. Harp 2 appears to be more full than 1 and 3. This song is one of few that survived the downfall of the musical people from the island of St. Kilda. Zaerr says this “lyrical setting uses harmonics and glissandi to evoke the isolation and haunting beauty of St. Kilda.” Harp parts 1-2 are intermediate; part 3 is suitable for a beginning player.
*This is a rare song from St. Kilda. In researching the Elizabeth Ross Manuscript, we see that the title can refer to golden, or yellow. If anyone can help with this translation, please contact us.