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Lea Gilmore

Umoja Gaelica - Uniting our world one song at a time

The songs

A man's a man - Robert Burn's vision

A slave's lament - Robert Burn's vision

Come by here good Lord

He looked beyond my faults - Albertina Walker

Follow the drinking gourd - Eric Bibb

Follow the drinking gourd - Lea Gilmore & Marc Borms

If I can help somebody - Mahalia Jackson

Wade in the water - Lea Gilmore & Marc Borms

I'm on my way - Mahalia Jackson

Lift every voice and sing

I wish I knew how it feels to be free - Nina Simone

Will the circle be unbroken - Nitty Gritty & friends

Oh freedom!

Glory Glory - Robert Sims & Odetta

Down by the riverside - Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Swing low, sweet chariot - the Golden Gate Quartet

Welcome table

Welcome table .. from the old town school songbook

We shall overcome - Bruce Springsteen


Freedom and Equality - Black American Spirituals

Spirituals as an Expression of Democratic Values and Community Solidarity

Spirituals As Expressions of Protest

Spirituals as Coded Communication

Freedom Songs of the Civil Rights Movement: Slave Spirituals Revived

The line connecting Gaelic psalm singing & American Music

Black music ROOTS from Scotland? (Interesting Article...)

Scotland’s darker role in the slave trade is also well known. Scots were influential in founding the Ku Klux Klan, including the traditional Scottish symbol of the burning cross and the KKK’s oath ceremony, which originated from a Highland custom.

"There will be Scots who are uncomfortable with the relationship and the involvement in the slave trade. But the Scots are like anyone, and there were many who were abolitionists and who set up schools for black children after emancipation."

Irish and Black Americans: Have the Parallel Lines Finally Met?


























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