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Mary Smith: Sgiath Airgid

Sgiath Airgid

Exceptional singing and a treasure-house of songs

Description

This is a wonderful collection of songs gleaned mainly from Mairi Nic a' Ghobhainn's (Mary Smith) own home region of Ness on the Island of Lewis. Several of the songs will be familiar to those who listen to music of this genre, but Mary Smith imbues them with something special - it's as if one was hearing them as they would have sounded in centuries past. A long overdue album from one of Gaeldom's best singers. "‘Sgiath Airgid’, her first CD, is long overdue and eagerly awaited.

"As we’d expect, Mairi sings a range of songs from her own native district of Ness and from other areas of Lewis. The profound effect her years living in South Uist had on her repertoire is also evident in the choice of songs. Her affection for Ireland and her respect for its song tradition is marked by the beautiful Da mbeinn i mo bhadoir and having had the privilege of experiencing the Willie Clancy Festival in Mary’s company I know her many fans in Ireland will welcome ‘Sgiath Airgid’ as warmly as her many fans on this side of Sruth na Maoile." Jo MacDonald

Biography

Mary Smith or Màiri Nic a’ Ghobhainn is from the Ness district of the Isle of Lewis. Her voice and delivery exude sheer quality, and the songs she sings are at once wonderfully authentic and enchanting. This, her second release, is a treasure-house of songs and, as you'd expect from Mary, her singing is sublime.

"Among Mary Smith's many talents is the ability to make you listen to even the most familiar song as if you were hearing it for the first time. She sings with a profound understanding of the Scottish Gaelic song tradition and with a deep respect for both the creator of the song and the tradition bearer who kept it alive and passed it on." (Jo MacDonald)

Mary Smith: Sgiath Airgid

Sgiath Airgid

Clàr mìorbhaileach le Màiri Nic a’ Ghobhainn à sgìre Nis ann an Leòdhas

Description

“Ma bhios sgiath airgid air a’ghealaich, faodar an t-arbhar a ghearradh.” Chaneil mòran dhaoine a tha eòlach air an t-seinn aig Màiri nach aontaicheadh gu robh làn àm ann an t-arbhar a tha seo a bhuain. Na measg, mar a bhiodh dùil, tha sàr òrain à sgìre Nis agus à grunn sgìrean eile ann an Leòdhas. The a ‘ bhuaidh mhaireannach a thug na bliadhnaichean a chuir i seachad a-measg nan Uibhisteach follaiseach cuideachd.

Tha i a’ seinn le doimhneachd tuigse air a dualchas agus le co-fhaireachdainn do chuspair gach òran, bhiodh e èibhinn no tiamhaidh no tursach.

Biography

“Ma bhios sgiath airgid air a’ghealaich, faodar an t-arbhar a ghearradh.” Chaneil mòran dhaoine a tha eòlach air an t-seinn aig Màiri nach aontaicheadh gu robh làn àm ann an t-arbhar a tha seo a bhuain. Na measg, mar a bhiodh dùil, tha sàr òrain à sgìre Nis agus à grunn sgìrean eile ann an Leòdhas. The a ‘ bhuaidh mhaireannach a thug na bliadhnaichean a chuir i seachad a-measg nan Uibhisteach follaiseach cuideachd.

Tha i a’ seinn le doimhneachd tuigse air a dualchas agus le co-fhaireachdainn do chuspair gach òran, bhiodh e èibhinn no tiamhaidh no tursach.

Track Listing

  1. Cùl do chinn[3.07]
  2. Thoir mo shoraidh le dùrachd[2.39]
  3. Amhran do dh’ Aonghas Mac Ailein[3.52]
  4. Bàta Dhomhnaill A Chrògain[1.56]
  5. A Fhleasgaich Ghuanaich[2.39]
  6. Hè na Filibhig[2.06]
  7. Marbhrann do Mhacleòid[6.46]
  8. Saighdear Chaluim Bhàin[2.36]
  9. Dùil ri Rubha an t-Siùmpain Fhaicinn[5.20]
  10. Dh’èirich mi moch mhadainn earraich[1.19]
  11. Bha mi raoir as ‘n Taigh-òsta[2.49]
  12. Ill a bho dhubh[1.33]
  13. An t-Iorram Niseach[3.16]
  14. Thàinig am Post[2.17]
  15. Dà mBeinn I mo Bhádóir[4.38]