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Highland based Scottish Gaelic quartet Cruinn are proud to announce that their inaugural album "Cruinn" (cruinncd001) has been nominated for Best Album of the Year award at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2013. Jim Sutherland produced the album which was recorded at Castlesound Studio. It was part funded through the Creative Scotland Quality Production programme. The album was launched at Showcase Scotland at Celtic Connections this year and has received high critical acclaim and substantial airplay at home and abroad.
Stèidhichte sa Ghàidhealtachd bidh Cruinn a' tarraing ri chèile ceathrar de na seinneadairean Gàidhealach as fheàrr ann Alba an-diugh - Seumas Greumach, Fionnghail NicChoinnich, Brian Ó hEadhra is Raoghnaid Walker.
Fa leth bidh gach seinneadair faighinn cliù is meas, agus mar Cruinn, bidh iad a' cruthachadh ceòl binn is tlachdmhòr; a' seinn òrain Gàidhlig bho dhualchais is òrain a sgrìobh iad fhèin. Fàilte dhan làrach againne.
The Highland based quartet Cruinn brings together four of Scotland's premier Gaelic singers - James Graham, Fiona Mackenzie, Brian Ó hEadhra and Rachel Walker.
As individuals they have earned high distinction for their musicianship and performances. Collectively as Cruinn they are fast earning a reputation for their presentations of songs in Gaelic, both traditional and contemporary, and are admired for their outstanding use of harmonies and superb arrangements.
The Gaelic song quartet Cruinn – James Graham, Fiona Mackenzie, Rachel Walker and Brian Ó hEadhra – stunningly affirmed their supergroup credentials with both sublimely complementary vocals and spine-tingling contemporary reinventions of ancient material, together with beautifully crafted originals.
Scotsman - Review of Opening Blas Festival 2013 Concert
Whoever came up with the idea of combining the talents of Rachel Walker, James Graham, Fiona Mackenzie and Brian Ó hEadhra into a group was brilliant. The group put on a smooth show for their debut performance. And what a debut! The harmonies these four manage are glorious. Strong vocal performances from all four are supported by Ó hEadhra on guitar or shruti box and Walker on accordion or piano... We wanted more!
Oak & Thorn reviewing Cruinn live at Celtic Connections 2012