A coronach (also written coranich, corrinoch, coranach, cronach, etc.) is the lamentation or dirge for the dead which accompanied funerals in the Highlands of Scotland and in Ireland. It can be a choral lament or a funereal song sung or shrieked by Celtic women. Though observers have reported hearing such songs in Ireland or in the Scottish Highlands, no such songs have been recorded. The Scottish border ballad The Bonny Earl of Murray is supposedly composed in the tradition of the coronach.
Outlaw country: D. Grant Black explores the murky past of Saskatchewan's Big Muddy Badlands.(Getaway)(Personal account)
Aug 01, 2009; [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As a prairie kid, I absorbed a lot of American western films. Many featured leathery-faced scoundrels who...