Storytelling Through Songs: The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede

Our Burns Night bedtime story, ‘The Belties of Curleywee Farm’, reminded me of another song from my childhood, which I sing with Babybear: ‘The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede’. Kirkcudbright is a town on the Galloway coast in Scotland: the same area as where Curleywee Farm is set. It is one of many songs that were written by Glasgow born folk singer Matt McGinn, however, like ‘The Jeelie Piece Song’, which I previously blogged about, as a wee girl it was a song I originally knew  from my beloved Singing Kettle video.

It tells the story of the Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede whose dancing skills get her in a right muddle when she tries to explain her dancing moves instead of just not thinking it over and just going with her instincts.  An upbeat, traditional Scottish song for you to sing and dance around with your wee one!

There’s an excellent ‘Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede’ resource from Education Scotland where you can find the lyrics and a recording of the song so that you can hear the tune. In fact, the whole of their ‘Scotland’s Songs’ section is brilliant if you are interested in traditional Scottish songs and especially for ideas of songs to share with wee ones.

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