I found an MP3 on my hard drive of a beautiful piece of music which I suspect I may have recorded myself... at some time in the past, before forgetting about it. Although it's mainly instrumental, It contains singing in some kind of (Celtic?) language.

I want to identify it, however I have been unable to do so via song ID apps. I want to turn to crowdsourcing - and am therefore trying to find the most appropriate place to ask.

Browsing the SE sites, I can't decide which would be most suitable (if any). Could anyone advise where I might be able to post this? Thanks.

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    There aren’t any that would field this question. The obvious candidate is Linguistics.se, but they explicitly prohibit language identification questions. Basically identifying a specific thing is unlikely to help anyone but the asker, which is anathema to SS’s objectives of building a widely useable knowledgebase. Try reddit (or maybe Quora?). – Dan Bron Dec 23 '18 at 17:04
  • I'm afraid music does not permit identification questions either. – Robert Longson Dec 23 '18 at 17:07
  • If you know the specific language, some of the language sites might accept listening questions (e.g. German Language Beta does). But I don't know if that applies for language sites in general. – πάντα ῥεῖ Dec 23 '18 at 17:34
  • @πάνταῥεῖ It doesn't apply to EL&U, we reject "listen" or "transcribe" questions, or anything which requires analysis of data which isn't in the text of the question. And I think reception is mixed at ELL. But generally speaking, smaller sites, having few questions and an appetite for more, tend to welcome a broader range of topics. – Dan Bron Dec 23 '18 at 17:43
  • Thanks guys. If there's no good SE site for this then that's also an answer. Please post as a full answer so I can accept :) – Chris Melville Dec 23 '18 at 18:51

If you want to identify the song first, then you could try your luck on Music Fans. They have identify-this-song tag. Consider reading What should I do to improve my identification question? to improve the chance for your question to get answered.

As for the language in the song... looks like they also accept language identification in a strict sense.

At the very least, you could try asking to identify the song first, with a bonus question for identifying the language.

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