Freumhan Falaichte - Hidden Roots is the brand-new album from Gaelic singer, songmaker, poet and writer Gillebride MacMillan. Well-known for his role as Gwyllyn the Bard in Outlander, this real-life bard has released an album of his own compositions.
All 11 tracks on this album are self-composed melodies and self-written lyrics in Gillebride’s native Gaelic. Freumhan Falaichte is a body of work that explores personal, societal and political themes, as well as Gaelic traditions and customs.
Gillebride MacMillan is from South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. A fluent, first language Gaelic speaker, Gillebride comes from a family with strong Gaelic song and music traditions, his father was an accomplished piper and his mother has a great knowledge of Gaelic songs and poetry. Gillebride learnt English in school and is now also fluent in the Galician and Spanish languages too.
Gillebrìde is joined on the album by a stellar cast of musicians including Mhairi Hall, Julie Fowlis, Ewan MacPherson, Natalie Haas, Anna-Wendy Stevenson, Fraser Fifield and Donald Hay.
1. Baile nam bàrd
2. Duan an fhògarraich
3. Craobh an teaghlaich
4. Feum thu ràdh a-rithist?
5. Am bàl
7. Tha d' eanchainn àlainn
8. A chailinn donn
9. Eun Beag
11. Tha mi sgìth a-nochd a ghaoil
The Highland singer-songwriter duo, Brian Ó hEadhra | Fiona Mackenzie, have released their highly anticipated debut album, TÌR - Highland Life and Lore, on the Anam Communications record label. Co-produced by esteemed musician/composer Mike Vass, this album reflects their traditional Gaelic roots as well as other musical influences including Nordic, Eastern European and electronica.
Whilst the duo’s live sound has been called 'ethereal and evocative', the album TÌR has been described as 'sophisticated, ambient and cinematic'. With layered harmonies, innovative interpretation of ancient Gaelic texts and songs as well as newly written material, Brian Ó hEadhra | Fiona Mackenzie have made a unique, high-end production album which would lend itself well to film and television soundtracks.
The duo have collected and written songs from the Highlands dealing with both traditional and contemporary subject matter which is still relevant to life in the Highlands today. They drew inspiration from rich Gaelic folklore as well as current themes which they feel passionate about; land reform, engaging with our environment, questioning of authority and life, love and loss.
Texts such as 'Beannaich a Thriath Nam Flath Fial' and 'Tha Mi Dol Dhachaigh Leat' are from 'Ortha nan Gàidheal | Carmina Gadelica', the inspirational collection of folklore which was compiled by Alexander Carmichael over a hundred years ago. Inspired by the beauty and depth of the words, the duo created their own melodies to reflect the subject matter.
Working closely with musicians Keith Morrison, Innes White and Mike Vass, traditional Gaelic songs such as 'Cha Bhith Mi Buan' and 'Iomraibh Eutrom' have received innovative arrangements and sound-design which has resulted in a truly original sound.
1. An Long Èireannach
2. Deus Auribus / Glèidh m' Anama
3. Beannaich a Thriath nam Flath Fial
4. Cha Bhi Mi Buan
5. In Ó
7. Togamaid Bothan
8. Iomraibh Eutrom
9. Chan Ann Ach Thu / Mo Chraobh Ubhla Dhubh
11. Tha Mi Dol Dhachaigh Leat
12. Mar An Fhiadh
Why does Scotch whisky taste as it does? Where do the flavours come from? How might they have changed over the years? The flavour of Scotch whisky is as much influenced by history, craft and tradition as it is by science. Whiskypedia explores these influences. Introductory sections provide an historical overview, and an explanation of the contribution made by each stage of the production process. Each entry provides a brief account of the distillery's history and curiosities, lists the bottlings which are currently available, details how the whisky is made, and explores the flavour and character of each make. Charles MacLean has spent thirty years researching, writing and lecturing about Scotch whisky. Whiskypedia is the result of deep immersion in its subject. It will guide, entertain and inform novices and experts alike.
Don’t be put off by the cover, this is not just for kids! My First Harmonica Album is a fabulous collection of harmonica pieces that anyone can listen to. It is a great selection of harmonica pieces, each chosen by Eva Hurt for both its appeal to listener and its ability to show the versatility of this wonderful instrument.
This is a charming introduction to classical music that gets you really thinking about and enjoying classical music. Each piece is played beautifully, not 'kiddified' in any way, which makes it a joy for adults to listen to as well.
Inspirational, useful and great fun. Also great for long car journeys - for both kids and parents. It is a used and quality teaching CD but also provides an ideal selection for listening, or background music to assemblies and conferences.
Performed by Eva Hurt with backing from Ana Ivanova (violin, viola), Jurand Jakub Zygadlo (guitar, mandolin), Ben Golightly (piano) and Elwira Kitala (piano). This debut release includes sixteen pieces by Bach, Mozart, Shostakovich, Boccherini, Shubert, Zgraja and many more.
This Concert production arose out of the Greentrax double CD 'Far, Far From Ypres - Songs, Poems and Music of World War 1' (CDTRAX1418) and has been presented in several venues across Scotland, including a sell-out return visit to Celtic Connections in the Glasgow Concert Hall. One critic wrote: 'A standing ovation raised the roof for several minutes after the show had finished. It was a stirring end to a night that left the entire audience moved and sombre, but strangely elated.' A series of concerts around Scotland, sponsored by WW100 Scotland, Poppy Scotland, Legion Scotland and Creative Scotland was arranged for 2018 and Greentrax Recordings produced this DVD from the first of these concerts.
The DVD should not be regarded as simply a duplication of the double CD content but is an independent production. 27 songs poems and music with a cast of 28.
A two hour DVD recorded at Victoria Halls, Selkirk, on Sunday 5th August, 2018.
Songs, poems and music of World War 1 - 27 tracks.
It is the critically acclaimed multi media production of a Scot's journey to The Western Front in WW1.
Cast includes Barbara Dickson MBE, Siobhan Miller, Mairi MacInnes, Iain Anderson, Dick Gaughan, Gary West, Ian McCalman, Stephen Quigg, Ian Bruce and many more. Overhead slide projection by Peter Heywood.
Devised, written and produced by Ian McCalman.
Narration by Iain Anderson of BBC Radio Scotland.
PAL Format - for use in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
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Ten Years On features Scottish champion accordionist Brandon McPhee and his band.
1. Atholl Highlanders / Rakes Of Kildare / Teviot Brig / Ness Bothan
2. Loch Ruan / Leslie Angus / Thomas Sanders
3. Memories Of Willie Snaith Of Hexham
4. Whistling Rufus
5. Glens Of Angus / Bonnie Gallowa / Highland Cradle Song / My Mother
6. Dashing White Sergeant / The Mason's Apron / CTS Express / Reconciliation
7. Shetland Two Step
8. Jacqueline Waltz
9. Scotland The Brave / Mharis Wedding / Thistle of Scotland
10. The Bluebell Polka
11. Dawn's Waltz/Frank And Moira Stephen's Ruby Wedding
12. Under The Double Eagle
13. Fraser And Kevin McGlynn / John Macmillan Of Barra
14. Home On The Range
15. Flying Scotsman
Filmed on location in Caithness, DVD with scenery.
PAL Format - for use in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
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The Tumbling Souls are a country music band from the Isle of Lewis. A supergroup of the best musicians from the Outer Hebrides from all genres of music.
The sound is heavily influenced by the Country music and Bluegrass of America from the 50’s and 60’s with more than a hint of Scottish Traditional music seeping in through the instrumentation of the band.
The Tumbling Souls were formed in April 2017 as an excuse for performing musicians and friends to spend time with each other and has spiralled out of control. Viral videos online ensured the band were quickly performing at festivals to crowds of thousands and are excited to share their debut album through Stornoway’s Wee Studio Records. The music is very fun and very entertaining. Be prepared to smile and dance.
1. Don't be Afraid of the Dark
2. Heart to my Soul
3. Knowing Where you Come From
4. City of Adelaide
5. King of the Moon
6. Rain and Clay
7. Dance a Little Better (Live)
8. Wishing my Time
9. My Foundation
10. Torn in Different Ways
11. Stornoway at 2AM
12. Years go By
Chris Summer is a singer / songwriter is from Scotland and writes blues / rock music within hints of a range of other genres.
Maybe Someday was created with a number of accomplished musicians including Ted McKenna of the Senational Alex Harvey band amongst many others, legendary Harmonica player Fraser Spiers, renowned saxophonist John Burgess and accomplished trumpet player Cameron Jay.
Recorded live from the Castle Esplanade at The 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Various Artistes - The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2018
The Sky's The Limit
Fanfare, The Massed Pipes & Drums, Central Band Of The Czech Armed Forces & Ondras Military Art Ensemble, Hjaltibonhoga - The Shetland Fiddlers, Banda Monumental De Mexico, Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums, Tattoo Dance Company, The Combined Bands Of The Royal Cavalry Of The Sultanate Of Oman, The Massed Pipers & Drums, Top Secret Corps, The Massed Military Bands, The Massed Military Bands & Massed Pipes & Drums, Fireworks, Cast Ceilidh, Guards Of Honour,
National Anthem & Auld Lang Syne, Evening Hymn & Lone Piper, March Off.
‘Air Fàir an Là’, the second album by Niteworks, is the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, ‘NW’. The album takes its name, which translates from Gaelic to ‘at dawn of day’, from the album’s lead single which features a song composed by Màiri nighean Alasdair Ruaidh, a poet that lived on the Isle of Skye during the 17th Century. The band felt this title appropriately reflects the point where they are on their musical journey; the beginning of something new, different and unknown, with yet more potential to be seized and explored.
Niteworks vision with Air Fàir an Là was to produce a record that blurs the lines between Scottish traditional music and contemporary electronica, by bringing together elements of Gaelic and Scottish folk song, traditional tunes and melodies, all melded together with cutting edge electronica.
In keeping with the band’s previous work, Air Fàir an Là contains many high-profile collaborations including with Julie Fowlis, one of the most successful and high-profile Gaelic musicians of all time. Other collaborators include Lewis born singer and multi-instrumentalist Iain Morrison, traditional string ensemble Kinnaris Quintet and up-and-coming band of three of Scotland’s finest Gaelic singers SIAN, who feature on the lead single. The album also features Ellen MacDonald, winner of the 2016 Gaelic singer of the year at the MG Alba Scots Trad music awards, whose contribution on Air Fàir an Là, marks the first time she has recorded with the band despite having performed live on numerous occasions.
2. Air Fàir An Là (feat. Sian)
3. Like Wolves in the Night (feat. Iain Morrison)
4. Òran Fir Ghriminis (feat. Julie Fowlis)
5. Calum Ruadh Macneacail
6. Iain Mcgee'S
7. Do Dhà Shùil (feat. Ellen MacDonald)
8. Lùths (Gabh Greim)
10. Highlander's Farewell
Jon Budworth is a singer/songwriter originally from Lancashire but now very much an honorary Yorkshireman living in the bustling market town of Otley. Jon is a relative latecomer to the wonderful world of folk and acoustic music having spent many years cast adrift in the dark and seedy underbelly of rock. Jon changed musical direction in 2010 after happening upon a youtube video of Richard Thompson playing his beautiful and evocative Beeswing. There has been no looking back ever since.
We All Share The Same Sky is Jon’s first full length album. It features nine self-penned tracks and one traditional. Some of the tracks are more ‘produced’ than others but all started life on just an acoustic guitar and voice. Jon played most of the instruments himself but also enlisted the services of some excellent local musicians. Wendy Ross-violin, Lynne O’Malley-backing vocals and Phil Snell-mandolin. The songs cover various cheery topics including depression, war, insomnia, musings on life in general and, oh yes, a song about a house!
1. Waiting for the Lightning
2. Lighthouse Keeper
3. We All Share the Same Sky
4. Hill View
5. Jon's Jig
6. The Great Escaper
7. Rosebuds in June
9. Some Days
10. Dusty Roads
"60 at Sixty" is the latest release from Sean Wilson. During nearly thirty years of recording and performing, the Magherafelt accordion player and singer has accumulated a huge repertoire of songs. On this new three disc project he combines 6 new songs, 14 of his most memorable recordings, 20 songs that are not released on CD and a newly created DVD: "You Can't Turn Back The Years" The DVD describes Sean's earliest days growing up around Lough Neagh in Co Derry and his improbable but richly earned successes. He goes on to describe the highs and lows of his career and features his best performances on video. After nearly three decades entertaining global audiences, this release is the first time Sean features a compilation of his most popular songs and will be a great introduction to those who don't know Sean's work so well. And his fans will love the new songs, the rare recordings and the DVD of his story from the céilí halls of Co Derry to the bright lights of Nashville and beyond!
1. Better Than Today
2. Three Wooden Crosses
3. Love At First Sight
4. Wine Into Water
5. Better Man
7. If Tomorrow Never Comes
9. A Road That Never Ends
10. Song For Ireland
11. Cottage On The Hill
12. You Can't Turn Back The Years
13. If I Could See The World
14. New Wine
15. Hard Times Come Again No More
17. So Much Music & So Little Time
18. From The Candy Store
19. Let's Turn Back The Years
20. The Tears Of An Exile
1. Blue Magic
2. Golden Dreams
3. Just As Soon As I Can
4. The Gypsy
5. Lily's White Lies
6. She Put The Music In Me
7. It's Good To See You
8. The Old Country Church
9. Home To Donegal
10. Irish Harvest Day
11. Nobody's Child
12. Irish Soldier Boy
13. Part of Me
14. Hills Of Kerry
16. Three Leaf Shamrock
17. Sunnyside Of The Mountain
18. Among The Wicklow Hills
19. Walking Piece Of Heaven
20. Any Dream Will Do
1. Shores Of Lough Neagh
2. Lough Neagh I Love You
3. The Old Man
4. Singalong Medley
5. Roses Round The Half Door
6. Golden Dreams
7. Ring Of Fire
8. Horses & Plough
9. Storybook Children
10. These Tender Years
11. On The Road Again
12. Dance Medley
13. Antrim Coast Road
14. A Little Pub In London
15. The Living Prayer
16. Paddy Reilly's Daughter
17. You Can't Turn Back The Years
18. Better Than Today
19. Sweethearts In Heaven
20. The Old Man
Songs and Airs of Scotland Book 1 caontains fifty traditional Scottish and Gaelic airs arranged in sets for accordion by accordionist Julia Gordon together with an audio CD of all 16 tracks.
Sixty wire-bound pages for flat opening.
1. The Boatman / Kishmul's Galley / The Surge Of The Sea / Crovan's Galley
2. South Uist Whaling Song / Dearest My Own One / Mull Of The Cool High Bens
3. Griogal Cridhe / Leis an Lurgainn / Coill' An Fhàsaich
4. Kirkconnel Lea / The Fower Maries / Sound The Pibroch
5. Gruagach Dhonn Bhrunail / Fo Ghruaimean Cha Bhi Mi'n Diuch / Mo Nighean Donn Nam Meall Shùilean / Nan Ceadaicheadh An Tide Dhomh
6. The Loch Tay Boat Song / Leaving Stornoway / Rhu Vaternish
7. Mo Rùn Geal Òg / An Gille Dubh Ciar Dubh
8. My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose / Wild Mountain Thyme / The Rowan Tree
9. Mo Dhachaigh / Heilan' Air / An Eala Bhàn
10. Tha Mo Ghaol Air Àird A' Chuain / Hug Òreann ò rò Gur Toigh Leam Fhìn Thù
11. Sìne Bhàn / My Glen By Loch Leven / Heather Island / Leaving Lismore
12. Jessie, The Flower O' Dunblane / Ye Banks And Braes / Will Ye Gang Tae Kelvin Grove / Come O'er The Stream Charlie
13. A Rìbhinn Òg Bheil Cuimhn' Agad / An t-Seann Dachaigh / Fail ò rò Mar Dh'Fhàg Sinn
14. Niel Gow's Lament For The Death Of His Second Wife / Eriskay Love Lilt
15. Muile Nam Mòr-Bheann / Caol Muile / An t-Eilean Muileach
16. O' Gin I Were A Baron's Heir / The Nameless Lassie / There Grows A Bonnie Briar Bush / Will Ye No Come Back Again
Songs and Airs of Scotland Book 2 contains nother fifty traditional Scottish and Gaelic airs arranged in sets for accordion by accordionist Julia Gordon.
Comes with an AUDIO CD of all sixteen arrangements providing support in interpretation of tempo, phrasing, dynamics and the use of couplers.
Sixty-four A4 size wire-bound pages for flat opening.
Beautifully illustrated with scenes of the Scottish countryside.
1. A Rosebud By My Early Walk / O'er The Water To Charlie / The Banks O' The Dee
2. An Còinneachan / Màiri Bhàn Òg
3. Westering Home / The Waters Of Kylesku / Dark Loch Nagar
4. Loch Rannoch / Morag Of Dunvegan / Farewell To Skye / The Skye Boat Song
5. The Laird O' Cockpen / Queen Mary, Queen Mary / Logie O' Buchan / The Auld Scots Sangs
6. Òran Chaluim Sgàire / Iolaire Sùil Na Grèine
7. Annie Laurie / Ca' The Yewes / Dream Angus / Huntingtower
8. Row Me Home To Islay / My Fair One / Mo Chailin Dìleas Donn
9. Thug Mi Ghaol Do'n Fhear Bhàn / An Tèid Thu Leam Air Bhàrr Nan Tonnan / A' Fàgail Barraigh / Air Fail A Lail
10. The Mist-Covered Mountains Of Home / Farewell To Fiunary / Mingulay Boat Song
11. The Cuckoo / The Galley Of Lorne / The Massacre Of Glencoe
12. Tuireadh Iain Ruaidh / Far An Robh Mi'n Raoir / Òran Na Maighdinn-mhara
13. The Lass O' Lowrie / Bonnie Galloway / Jock O' Hazeldean
14. Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament / A Phiùthrag 's A Phiuthar
15. Mo Ghile Mear / Ae Fond Kiss / My Nannie's Awa'
16. Mary Of Argyll / Rothesay Bay / The Bonnie Wells O' Wearie / Haste Ye Back
It's widely reported that Eskimos have over 50 words for snow. Given the equivalent ubiquity of rain in Britain's northern climes, it is not surprising that Scots have coined just as many (and possibly many more) expressions for the many different types of precipitation that fall from our skies.
In this book Ron Butlin introduces 50 of the most colourful Scottish words for rain in humorous and memorable verse, imaginatively accompanied with illustrations by Tim Kirby.
'What we build always reveals things that are deeply and innately human. Because all buildings are stories, one way or another.' Kathleen Jamie, Alexander McCall Smith, Alistair Moffat, James Robertson and James Crawford travel across the country to tell the story of the nation, from abandoned islands and lonely glens to the heart of our modern cities. Whether visiting Shetland's Mousa Broch at midsummer, following in the footsteps of pilgrims to Iona Abbey, joining the tourist bustle at Edinburgh Castle, scaling the Forth Bridge or staying in an off-the-grid eco-bothy, the authors unravel the stories of the places, people and passions that have had an enduring impact on the landscape and character of Scotland.
After witnessing the collapse of the World Trade Centre, Jeehan Nathaar leaves her New York life with her sense of identity fractured and her American dream destroyed. She returns to Morocco to make her home with a family that's not her own. Healed by their kindness but caught up in their troubles, Jeehan struggles to move beyond the pain and confusion of September 11th.
On this desiccated landscape, thousands of miles from Ground Zero, the Dune sings of death, love, and forgiveness.
Calton Hill, on the eastern edge of Edinburgh's centre, has a special relationship with the city. Development of the hill and its surrounding area (often referred to as Edinburgh's `Third New Town') began in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by a decision-making elite, who proposed to change the site from a rural periphery into the new urban core of the city.
This book shows that the architecture and urban design on Calton Hill was a demonstration of Scotland's cultural identity and political allegiance to the British State - as key enlightenment figures and theories were celebrated alongside the British naval heroes and the House of Hanover in the early stages of its development. However, as Scotland's identity within Britain evolved through changes in governance in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Calton Hill - and all that its neo-Greek architecture came to represent - became a metaphor for the friction between Scottish and British Nationalism, resulting in it being considered a `Nationalist Shibboleth' by the last years of the twentieth century.
This book considers how the architectural expression of Calton Hill has been perceived, accepted and rejected as ideas surrounding cultural identity, governance and nationalism have changed over the last 200 years.
Brothers Maurice and Christopher have not spoken to each other for over 40 years, despite living on the same small island. And nobody talks about Maurice’s first wife, Hester – until an apparently unconnected act of vengeance reverberates across the generations and carefully guarded secrets begin to unravel.
Moving from 1930s Capri to Paris, London and the Isle of Glass off the Scottish coast, The Last Wolf is a subtly crafted tale of lies and betrayals.
When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint -- which is easy to do and not so easy to say. Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Dino Dad, Mini Mum and the twins, Roaring Ross and Invisible Isla. Everyone has a super secret -- or two-- and Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go awry. If there's a fishy biscuit in it for him... And things do often go awry in the McFun family. It's a good job Porridge has nine lives!
Porridge the Tartan Cat (it's a long story involving a tin of tartan paint!) has lost his tail, or rather, it's invisible and so is Isla! When pesky Auntie Hettie and her pampered pooch enter the perfect pet show, they will stop at nothing to WIN. But Porridge and Invisible Isla have different ideas. Vanishing cream, dancing dugs and a Best Pet Trophy -- how much trouble can a tartan cat get into?
In this zany new series for young readers, Porridge purrfectly CAT-a-logs the family's hilarious adventures from a cat's-eye perspective. With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won't even want to paws for breath.
This Guest Book is made with genuine British tartan cloth. Suitable for use as a Visitor's Book, or for a special event such as wedding or leaving party. It measures 16cm x 24cm, landscape, and has 192 pages of 120gsm cream paper (FSC certified). The left hand page is blank and the right hand page is ruled with two columns, big enough for guests to write in. The guestbook has a 8mm closure elastic, a matching pen loop, stained edges, head and tail bands, two 10mm wide ribbon markers, a bookmark, clan map of Scotland and an embroidered designer label sewn onto the back cover. The cloth is Kinloch Anderson's Thistle tartan and has two shades of dark purple, dark green, turquoise, burgundy and charcoal. The famous prickly thistle has many varieties that grow in Scotland and the thistle has been an important emblem in heraldry for over 500 years. The cloth was chosen as it is elegant, simple and beautiful for use on many occasions. The tartan cloth is supplied by and produced with the authority of Kinloch Anderson Scotland, holders of the Royal Warrant of Appointments as Tailors and Kiltmakers to HM the Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.
Luath Scots Language Learner: An Introduction to Contemporary Spoken Scots: A Introduction to Contemporary Spoken Scots
This new edition of Luath Language Learner featuring updated information is suitable as an introductory course or for those interested in the language of childhood and grandparents. There are dictionaries and grammar books but this is the first-ever language course. The book assumes no prior knowledge on the reader's part. Starting from the most basic vocabulary and constructions, the reader is guided step-by-step through Scots vocabulary and the subtleties of grammar and idiom that distinguish Scots from English. An accompanying audio recording conveys the authentic pronunciation, especially important to readers from outside Scotland.
This audio recording, which accompanies the Luath Scots Language Learner book, conveys the authentic pronunciation, especially important to readers from outside Scotland. It is suitable as an introductory course or for those interested in reacquainting themselves with the language of childhood and grandparents. There are dictionaries and grammar books but this is the first-ever language course. The book assumes no prior knowledge on the reader's part. Starting from the most basic vocabulary and constructions, the reader is guided step-by-step through Scots vocabulary and the subtleties of grammar and idiom that distinguish Scots from English.