Ille Bhig

Mike Vass (composer of Cavers of Kirkcudbright) taught us this tune in Skye in 2017. Having searched for versions, it seems it was an old lullaby, as Ille Bhig means Little Boy.

I want to add it to our list because it’s easy to learn but with a cool edge to it’s rhythm. I’m sorry I haven’t managed to find more links.. yet…

Singing the old lullaby (no video)

Mike Vass and Mairearad Green playing (Ille Bhig starts at 1:30)

On our fifth birthday 6th January 2019, Michael took a 360º video of us playing Ille Bhig so you can get a taste of our session as well as the tune:


I’ve added some more instruments to the dots so that it is straightforward (I hope) to read for everyone.

And here’s the pdf

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