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Various: An t-Eilean

An t-Eilean

An album produced in 2003 to mark the 200th anniversary of the ‘Selkirk’ emigrations from Skye

Description

This album was produced in 2003 to mark the 200th anniversary of the ‘Selkirk’ emigrations from Skye which saw hundreds of islanders heading across the Atlantic to their new home in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The greater part of the music on this CD was specially commissioned for the 200th anniversary celebrations. It features work by Blair Douglas, Neil ‘MacBeat’ Campbell, Hector MacKenzie and Emma Swinnerton from Skye as well as by Prince Edward Isle’s Roy Johnstone and Steve Sharratt.

Various: An t-Eilean

An t-Eilean

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Track Listing

  1. Skye Pioneers[3.22]
  2. Eilean an àigh (Isle of contentment).[3.54]
  3. Imrich nan Eileanach (Emigration of the Islanders)[4.36]
  4. Highland Wedding, Calum Crubach, Cota Mor Ealasaid, Inverinate House, Yett's o' Muchart[5.10]
  5. The Selkirk Settlers [2.51]
  6. 'S gann gun dìrich mi chaoidh (It is unlikely that I will climb again)[4.04]
  7. The Ship's Set[4.26]
  8. Sugar from Trees[4.24]
  9. Cumha Crann nan Teud (Lament for the Harp Key)[4.54]
  10. The Skye Suite[4.56]
  11. The Skye Suite (cont.)[3.30]
  12. Saors' agus Sìth (Freedom and Peace)[3.28]
  13. An t-Eilean (The Island)[4.36]