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Mu Dheireadh Thall - At Long Last
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Calum Ross won the Mod Gold Medal at the Dunoon Mod in 1968 and the Gold Medal for Traditional Singing at the Perth Mod in 1980. He is one of a relatively small number of people to have won both MÃ²d gold medals. Singing was prevalent in Calum's family. His father used to precent in Duke Street Free Church in Glasgow and his uncles, Archie and Hector, were also singers. On his mother's side, his uncle Angus was a piper and Calum began playing the pipes when he was around 12 years old. Although Calum recorded a single with Thistle Records shortly after winning the Mod Gold Medal, it was always his intention to make an album and here it is - at long last - featuring a mixture of songs recorded by Calum for the BBC and some newly recorded specifically for this collection. Although Calum was born in Kildonan Drive in Glasgow, his parents came from Skye. After a time at Thornwood School, on the outbreak of the second world war, Calum attended Uig Primary School. After three years there, he returned to Glasgow and finished his schooling at Hyndland Secondary School. After National Service, Calum worked for the Clyde Trust before going to Glasgow University from where he graduated with an MA. After teacher training at Jordanhill, Calum spent many years teaching in Glasgow schools and was, at one time, a head teacher of Cranhill School. Having retired from teaching in 1998, Calum embarked on a new career spending two days a week teaching Gaelic, and singing from time-to-time, in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Calum has been a member of the Govan Gaelic Choir since the mid-sixties and has spent many years involved in the Glasgow Skye Association. He still sings at cèilidhs and concerts and, as can be heard on this CD, he is still in fine voice.
Disk 1 : Failt air Rubha Bhatairnis, Gruagach og an fhuilt bhain, An eala bhan, A nighean bhuidhe bhain, Calum Beag, 'S cian nan cian bho dh'fhag mi leadhas, Air fail il o ro mo Mhairi bhan, Oran Chiorstaidh Bhruis, Sine Chaluim Bhain, Duanag a chiobair, Tiugainn leam that saile, Cumha an t-seana Ghaidheil, Cillean Ghieann Dail, Far an robh mi' n raoir, Mo run-s' a' mhaighdeann