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MACKENZIE’S second disc of Gaelic song for Macmeanmna opens unconventionally with their own title track, which has a Latin refrain and a distinctly African lilt in the tune.
The sisters - Fiona, Eilidh and Gillian - revert to more customary business on a pleasing mixture of their own songs and contemporary arrangements of traditional Gaelic material, framed by discreet but emphatic accompaniments on keyboards, guitar, harp and percussion.
Their expressive harmony singing is delightful on all of this material, and nowhere more so than on Eilean Fraoich nam beann ard, a heartfelt closing tribute to their native Lewis.
Kenny Mathieson, The Scotsman
|Title:||heather-scorching vocal harmony...|
|Source:||Scotland on Sunday|
|Review:||From the moving setting of Donald MacNicol’s 18th century lovelorn lyric, the heather-scorching vocal harmony in the Lewis national anthem ‘Eilean Fraoich’, and the title track’s simulated African township choir, these three Gaelic sisters are determined not to be constrained by tradition.|
|Review:||I bought this CD on a whim, never having heard anythign of theirs before. The harmony is just awesome, it's amazing what these three are able to do together.|
|1/2||Shiubhlainn a gheamhraidh (A Chiad Phairt)|
|1/3||Chaidh na fir a Scathbhaig - Chailin oig a stiurimiche|
|1/4||Ma bhios tu fo mhulad|
|1/5||Lia Fail, Nighean rua bhan|
|1/6||A' chiad danns'|
|1/7||Ailean Dubh a Lochaidh|
|1/8||Mo shuil ad dheidh|
|1/9||Gura mise tha fo mhulad 's mi air tulaich na buaile|
|1/10||Nach truagh leat mi 's tu'n Eirinn|
|1/11||Duine gun chli - An Geam|
|1/12||Shiubhlainn a gheamhraidh|
|1/13||Eilean Fraooich nam beann ard|
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