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Colum Sands & Maggie MacInnes
[SCD1061] - 6 in Stock
A TIMELESS VOYAGE OF SONGS OLD AND NEW
FROM THE HEART OF IRELAND AND SCOTLAND
Inspired by the fascinating story of the boat which once plied the waters between their ancestral homelands, Maggie MacInnes from Barra in the Outer Hebrides and Colum Sands from County Down have released a new CD that weaves a bi-lingual tapestry of songs old and new, reaching across the waves that divide and join their homeplaces.
It's an album which combines two considerable talents; Singer and clàrsach player, Maggie MacInnes who was led to the great well of traditional song by her mother, the legendary Flora MacNeil from Barra, has recorded five critically acclaimed solo CDs and she was voted Gaelic Singer of the Year in the BBC Scots Trad Music Awards.
Colum Sands comes from a great County Down musical clan, his own songs have been recorded and translated by many highly respected artists around the world and he is a recipient of The Living Tradition Award for Services to Folk and Traditional music.
Their collaboration has lead to this unique album after five years of preparation and research as Maggie and Colum exchanged ideas and recorded tracks when their own busy solo schedules allowed.
Described by Australian journalist, Jan Neary, as a "a voyage for the soul" the album floats on a tide of songs which rejoices in the wealth of language shared by two countries and carrying stories and emotions that are universal, from heart-breaking
Disk 1 : Calum's Boat, The Wave Upon the Shore, The Seedboat, I'm A Terrible Man - I bhi Ata, Dh'fhalbh mo nighean chruinn donn, Rory Dall's Port, It Was A' for Our Rightfu' King, Dance Like Billy-o, The High Walls of Derry, Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda, Ard ti Cuan, A Window Half Open, The Castle of Wild Waves