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Cliar: Cliar

Cliar

This is the February 2000 debut release from the band, which won the award for Best Album at the inaugural Scots Traditional Music Awards in 2003.

Description

This is the February 2000 debut release from the band, which won the award for Best Album at the inaugural Scots Traditional Music Awards in 2003.

Featuring traditional and Contemporary Gaelic Song and Highland Music with Arthur Cormack (Gaelic Song), Ingrid Henderson (Piano & Clàrsach), Mary Ann Kennedy (Gaelic Song & Clàrsach), Maggie Macdonald (Gaelic Song), Bruce MacGregor (Fiddle) & Chaz Stewart (Guitar), this is their debut album, and has already been described by one BBC presenter, Anne Marie Middleton of Celtic Connections as "the album of the year so far".

Biography

Cliar are very much at the heart of the Macmeanmna label, with two members of the band being Macmeanmna partners. The name of the band was taken from a Highland tour back in 1991 with four members of the original Cliar original line-up - Arthur Cormack, Mary Ann Kennedy, Blair Douglas and Chaz Stewart. The tour went under the name for the itinerant musicians and poets that used to travel from place to place offering entertainment in exchange for hospitality.

The four enjoyed the tour so much, it took them a mere seven years to get it together again, this time in the band set-up with Mary Ann's cousin - Maggie Macdonald - and fiddler Bruce MacGregor joining them. Blair was eventually replaced by the young, fiercesomely talented Ingrid Henderson on keyboard and clàrsach, but Chaz remained with the band until early 2002, and so features heavily in this debut release.

This album has been described as the "definitive sound of acoustic music in the Highlands".

Cliar: Cliar

Cliar

A’ chiad chlàr a rinn Cliar. Chaidh fhoillseachadh aig toiseach 2000

Description

A’ chiad chlàr a rinn Cliar. Chaidh fhoillseachadh aig toiseach 2000 agus a' nochdadh air a' chlàr seo bha Art MacCarmaig, Mairianna NicUalraig, Ingrid NicEanraig, Brùs MacGriogair, Chaz Stiùbhart agus Magaidh Dhòmhnallach.

Biography

Track Listing

  1. Clò Mhic Ille Mhìcheil & Blue Bonnets[3.57]
  2. A Fheasgaich Oig as Ceanalta[2.25]
  3. The DTs set[4.31]
  4. Mo Chailin Dìleas Donn[4.48]
  5. Puirt a Beul[3.47]
  6. Dòmhnall nan Dòmhnall[4.21]
  7. The Nameless Clan[4.08]
  8. Cumha Coire Cheathaich[4.04]
  9. Bha Mo Leannan Ann[3.00]
  10. The Para Handy Set[5.01]
  11. Ghràidh an Tig Thu?[3.55]
  12. The Harpie Set[4.45]
  13. 'S truagh nach d' rugadh dall mi[4.53]