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A new CD based on the songs and poems one of the most important and respected figures in Gaelic.
Dhachaigh (Home), celebrates the work of Murdo Macfarlane, a leading poet and campaigner for Gaelic who was widely known as the Melbost Bard. It features standards such as Canan nan Gaidheal and Mi le m’uilinn, and includes some previously unrecorded pieces and new commissions.
The songs themselves cover such vital topics as emigration; local disasters, such as the loss of the Iolaire; a call to beware the looming threat of nuclear war; and a rousing appeal to stand proud and fight for the Gaelic language. It is truly a stirring and heartfelt compilation of works by a great bard.
The CD is a co-production of Stornoway Arts Centre, An Lanntair in partnership with the Hebridean Celtic Festival.
Artists: Paul Mounsey, Isobel Ann Martin, Alasdair White, Fraser Fifield & Calum Alex MacMillan, Christine Primrose, Alyth McCormack with Lau, Ishbel MacAskill, Blair Douglas, Anna Murray, Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie, Mary Smith, and Karen Matheson.
|Title:||Dhachaigh Home - The Murdo MacFarlane Songbook|
|Review:||I'm very happy with this CD, there is a really interestic mix of styles and artists, from more modern interpretations of Murdo's classics, to ones that my gran loves to sing along to. Some of the tracks are of the kind that I could play over and over again and not get tired.|
|1/1||Paul Mounsey - Dhachaidh/Home|
|1/2||Isobel Ann Martin - 'S Fhada Leam An Oidhche Gheamhraidh|
|1/3||Alasdair White - The "Symmetry"|
|1/4||Fraser Fifield & Calum Alex MacMillan - Tobair Tobair Sìolaidh|
|1/5||Christine Primrose - Mhòrag, Leat Shiùbhlainn|
|1/6||Alyth McCormack with Lau - Leag Iad Am Bom An Raoir|
|1/7||Ishbel MacAskill - Naoi Ceud Deug 'S A Ceithir Deug|
|1/8||Blair Douglas - Cànan Nan Gàidheal|
|1/9||Anna Murray - Thig Mi Gad Iarraidh|
|1/10||Brian O'headhra & Fiona MacKenzie - Thug Iad A Thung Thu|
|1/11||Mary Smith - Raoir Reubadh An Iolaire|
|1/12||Karen Matheson - Mi Le M' Uilinn Air Mo Ghlùin|
|1/13||Blair Douglas - Chunnaic Mi Uam A' Bheinn|
|1/14||Paul Mounsey - Till/Return|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|