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Kenna Campbell: Guth a Shnìomhas

Guth a Shnìomhas

This album includes songs of love and longing, and songs which give us a glimpse of a way of life and belief, all woven together by Kenna's exquisite voice.

Description

This release, produced by Arthur Cormack and Mary Ann Kennedy, is a collection of BBC archive recordings over thirty years, combined with newly-recorded material for the album at Cava Studios in Glasgow. Also on the album are Kenna’s younger daughter Wilma, and Bannal – a group of Glasgow-based women who specialise in the performance of waulking songs.

Biography

Kenna Campbell is recognised as one of the principal tradition bearers of contemporary Gaelic Scotland. Born in Roag, near Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, and now living in Glasgow, she belongs to a family of singers and pipers – the Campbells of Greepe – and is the mother of Cliar singer, Mary Ann Kennedy. Her greatest passion is for the òran mòr or the “big song” in classical Gaelic tradition, and the family as a whole share a special talent in the singing of mouth music or puirt a beul.

Her love of song is matched by that of her desire to pass on this knowledge and skill to a new generation of singers, and her role as prinicipal tutor in Gaelic Song at the RSAMD’s Scottish Music degree is characterised by a contemporary approach matched with a respect for the roots of tradition.

Kenna Campbell: Guth a Shnìomhas

Guth a Shnìomhas

Description

Biography

Track Listing

  1. Nuair bha mi òg[]
  2. Oran Beinn-Lì[]
  3. Chuir ni chas mhòr[]
  4. Tha'n t-uisg', tha'n ceò[]
  5. Rannan Breugach[]
  6. Laoidh Fhraoich[]
  7. As an doimhneachd[]
  8. Deàrrsadh gealaich air Loch Hòstadh[]
  9. A' Ràcan a bh' againne[]
  10. O, 's ann tha mo ghaol-sa thall[]
  11. Bothan àirigh am Bràigh Rainneach[]
  12. Alasdair à Gleanna Garadh[]
  13. Tha Biodag aig MacThòmais/ Siud a' rud a thogadh fonn/ Alasdair Gorm[]
  14. Am maraiche 's a leannan[]
  15. Fac thu na fèidh?/ Chuirinn mo bhalachan []
  16. Cumha Iain Ghairbh[]
  17. A' Chlach agus Màiri[]
  18. Chaidh mo Dhonnachadh na bheinn[]
  19. Bha buachaillean an dùthaich shear[]
  20. Mo bhò dhubh mhòr / Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh/ Tha fear am beinn Ruidhleadh mo nighean donn[]