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kist (n.) Scots:

chest, anything from a wooden box for food storage to the special store of personal treasures and valuables.

 

 

kist o dreams and Bairn's Kist provide a resource for anyone interested in lullabies and children's songs from Scottish tradition.

If you are looking for the words to a half-remembered snippet of song from your youth, you may find it on this website.

If you are interested in hearing a selection of lullabies or children's songs, you can listen to some of the tracks here or on the CDs.
 
Scotland has a rich heritage of song, and lullabies and children's songs are integral to it.

The original kist o dreams CD presents a selection of 14 songs in Scots, Gaelic, Shetland dialect and English, spanning hundreds of years of Scotland's heritage.

The project has received a small grant from Tasgadh to help support the research and compilation of additional lullabies, including some which reflect other parts of the tradition, such as songs which are written in lullaby form but are not necessarily intended for singing children to sleep and contemporary tradition.

The Bairn's Kist CD consists of a collection of 25 songs  - dandling songs, action songs and singing games, and a couple more lullabies too. 
 
 




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