This title is a Music Scotland All Time Bestseller.A Greentrax Recordings Bestseller
(1999) 14 tracks (58 mins): O Teannaibh Dluth Is Togaibh Fonn (Draw Close and Let Us Sing a Song) - Catherine-Ann MacPhee * Disathuirne a Ghabh Mi Mulad (On Saturday I Was Struck With Sadness) - Maggie MacInnes * Soraidh Leis an Ait (Farewell to the Place) - Ishbel MacAskill * Gura Tu Mo Bhean Chomuinn (My Companion) - Karen Matheson * Puirt a Beul (Mouth Music) - Kenna Campbell * Is Gaidheal Mi (This Feeling Inside) - Mairi MacInnes with the Glasgow Gaelic Choir * Gur Daor, Gur Daor a Cheannaich Mi (Dearly, Dearly Have I Bought) - Anna Murray * Na Rosan (The Roses) - Anne Lorne Gillies * T-Slige Chreachain (The Scallop Shell) - Margaret Stewart * Aodann Strathbhain (Braes of Strath Blane) - Mairi Morrison * Tha Caileag A'st-Earrach (Young Lass in Spring) - Mary Smith * Calum Sgaire (Calum's Boat) - Mairi MacInnes * Roghainn (Waulking Songs / Rowing Song) - MacKenzie * Canan Nan Gaidheal (The Language of the Gael) - all singers.
Three years in the making and featuring many of Scotlands most celebrated singers, this album demonstrates the richness and diversity of the Gaelic song tradition, focusing on womens' part in the creation of its poetry and song.
Each singer has contributed a song of her particular choice. Extensive sleeve notes serve to provide fascinating insights into the background of both singers and song alike.
Vocalists are Catherine-Ann MacPhee, Flora MacNeill, Maggie and Cairistiona MacInnes, Ishbel MacAskill, Karen Matheson, Kenna Campbell, Mary Ann and Wilma Kennedy, Mairi MacInnes with the Glasgow Gaelic Choir, Anna Murray, Anne Lorne Gillies, Margaret Stewart, Mairi Morrison, Mary Smith and Mackenzie.
With musicians including Fraser Fifield, William Jackson, Malcolm Jones, Allan MacDonald, James Mackintosh, Tony McManus, Peggy O'Keefe, Donald Shaw and Jim Sutherland.