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Cliar with Special Guests: Lasair Dhè

Lasair Dhè

Lasair Dhè is a unique collection of spiritual music

Description

Since its commission by the Highland Festival in 1999, where it won a Saltire Award, Lasair Dhè has taken root in the musical tradition of the Highlands and beyond. The psalms have been heard in churches, but also on stage, radio and television. These live recordings from Glasgow and Edinburgh finally create a permanent record of a project which has had a major impact on the Gaelic world and which we hope will continue to bear fruit.

Lasair Dhè is a unique collection of spiritual music featuring Cliar, Arthur Cormack, Ingrid Henderson, Mary Ann Kennedy, Maggie Macdonald, Bruce MacGregor and Chaz Stewart along with guests Donnie Murdo MacLeod and Kenna Campbell, and over 200 singers from Gaelic choirs throughout Scotland.

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 with Special Guests: Lasair Dhè

Lasair Dhè

Description

Biography

Track Listing

  1. Athchuinge[3.07]
  2. Psalm 92[2.58]
  3. Psalms 117/150[4.25]
  4. Psalm 42:1-3, 6-10 [4.31]
  5. Psalms 19:1-6, 14 and 8:3-9[4.08]
  6. Psalm 24 [6.58]
  7. Psalm 108[5.24]
  8. Psalm 23[2.57]
  9. Psalm 139: 5,6[3.25]
  10. Solus m' Aigh[4.13]
  11. Triall Chaluim Chille[9.21]
  12. Cearcall a' Chuain[3.19]
  13. Psalm 139:1-9, 26[4.20]
  14. Do làmh a Chrìosda[3.21]
  15. Cia domhain gràdh an Athar dhuinn[4.49]
  16. Psalm 65:1[2.39]