Own label, 2013
Four of the leading Gaelic singers come together in this band: James Graham, Fiona Mackenzie, Brian O hEadhra and Rachel Walker. While all of them are wonderful singers, I was particularly delighted to hear my favourite Gaelic singer Fiona Mackenzie (Mackenzie and ex Seelyhoo ) - to my knowledge her first recording since years. The album offers a mix of traditional and self composed Gaelic songs as well as songs from Ireland, England and Hungary (!) translated into Gaelic.
I have to say that there are a couple of features on this album which I am not keen on: I found the percussion on the shruti box on two songs too harsh, and was not convinced about the background chants/soundscapes in a couple of songs. Yet overall there is a lot of beauty on this album which is a "must" for any fan of Gaelic songs.
© Michael Moll