Songs and Waltzes.
Another member posted this waltz setting of the song “Bríd Óg Ní Mháille”.
I’ve only known the version that Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh sings with Altan.
Their recording of it is very slow, non-rhythmic, and gentle. Not something I would think was for dancing. So it never registered how beautifully it works as a waltz, and I know of no waltz settings of it. Of course, I also don’t know if it’s more traditionally known as a tune or a song, since I’ve known it as a song for so long and am only now getting to know it as a tune.
Do you have any favorite songs that are also waltzes? The only one I can think of is “The Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow”, but I’ve been playing that as a waltz since I’ve known it, because Altan sings it in waltz time.