Banshee

That’s my new word! Bansheeeeeeee! Well, not so new. Just one that I never thought I would ever need to use…. Until now, that is.

What is a Banshee? “A female spirit in Gaelic folklore believed to presage, by wailing, a death in a family.”

And why am I suddenly into this particular word?

Because of the sound I heard! Echoing and reverberating through the halls. Up the stairwell at work. On and on it went. It’s the sort of sound that you never forget once you hear it. It makes your hair stand!

It’s the sound made by these!

I kid you not. They were rehearsing here for the event which was due to take place in the evening, BUT they were having a dress rehearsal when I first heard them…. Brrrrrrrr! It was a never-to-be-forgotten moment at the first wail, evoking this new-old word from the depths of my recessed memory…..

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