Father Sings Traditional Wiradjuri Welcome Song to Soothe Baby Daughter

A young Indigenous Wiradjuri baby was soothed by the sound of her father singing, in Cowra, New South Wales on June 2.

In a video posted to Instagram by Dinawan’s Connection, little Mylah-Lee is seen starting to cry before her father Warren begins singing a traditional Wiradjuri Welcome Song and settles her down to sleep.

“Mylah-lee loves her daddy’s voice” read the accompanying post. “Our Wiradjuri word for babies is ‘burraay’” Dinawan’s Connection told Storyful.

The Wiradjuri people are the largest Aboriginal group in central New South Wales, by area and population. Credit: Dinawan’s Connection via Storyful