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Tuath: Songs of the Northlands / Brian O hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie


Release Date: 02/14/2020 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 76116  
Composer:  Fiona MackenzieBrian hEadhra and Fiona MackenzieElna SchneAlfons X (El Sabio),   ... 
Performer:  Mike VassBrian hEadhraFiona MackenzieTom Gibbs,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Embark upon a wondrous musical and cultural exploration into the connections between the Gaels and their Northern European neighbors. Featuring ancient and modern texts, the songs speak to our past, present and future with music ranging from the simple voice to expansive arrangements and exquisite sound design. Celtic Music Radio wrote of the duo Brian OHeadhra and Fiona Mackenzie: Two of the finest voices in Gaelic singing today. Embark upon a wondrous musical and cultural exploration into the connections between the Gaels and their Northern European neighbors. Featuring ancient and modern texts, the songs speak to our past, present and future with music ranging from the simple voice to expansive arrangements and exquisite sound design. Celtic Music Radio wrote of the duo Brian OHeadhra and Fiona Mackenzie: Two of the finest voices in Gaelic singing today. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Brianainn an t-Seladair by Brian hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie
Performer:  Mike Vass (Fiddle), Brian hEadhra (Voice), Fiona Mackenzie (Voice),
Tom Gibbs (Keyboards)
2.
Latha Dhan Fhnn am Beinn Ioghnaidh by Brian hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie
Performer:  Fiona Mackenzie (Voice), Brian hEadhra (Voice), Mike Vass (Fiddle)
3.
Na Fir-chlis by Brian hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie
Performer:  Innes White (Guitar), Fiona Mackenzie (Voice), Brian hEadhra (Voice),
Mike Vass (Vocals), Tom Gibbs (Piano)
4.
Chan Eil mi gun Mhulad Orm by Brian hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie
Performer:  Mike Vass (Fiddle), Brian hEadhra (Voice), Fiona Mackenzie (Voice),
Tom Gibbs (Keyboards)
5.
Godfder Vil J Priza by Elna Schne
Performer:  Fiona Mackenzie (Voice), Brian hEadhra (Voice), Mike Vass (Tenor Guitar),
Innes White (Guitar), Tom Gibbs (Piano)
6.
Cantigas de Santa Mara: no 10, Rosa de Rosas by Alfons X (El Sabio)
Performer:  Mike Vass (Fiddle), Brian hEadhra (Voice), Fiona Mackenzie (Voice),
Tom Gibbs (Keyboards)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; Spain 
7.
Memmelig Luke by Anders Erik Rine
Performer:  Mike Vass (Fiddle), Fiona Mackenzie (Voice), Brian hEadhra (Voice),
Innes White (Guitar), Tom Gibbs (Keyboards)
8.
Iseabail by Brian hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie
Performer:  Mike Vass (Fiddle), Fiona Mackenzie (Voice), Brian hEadhra (Voice),
Innes White (Guitar), Tom Gibbs (Keyboards)
9.
Fichead Aodann by Brian hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie
Performer:  Mike Vass (Fiddle), Brian hEadhra (Voice), Fiona Mackenzie (Voice),
Tom Gibbs (Keyboards)
10.
Cadal Cha Dan Mi by Brian hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie
Performer:  Tom Gibbs (Keyboards), Fiona Mackenzie (Voice), Innes White (Guitar),
Mike Vass (Fiddle)
11.
Is Gael M by Brian hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie
Performer:  Fiona Mackenzie (Voice), Brian hEadhra (Voice), Mike Vass (Percussion)
12.
Sne Bhn by Donnchadh Maclain
Performer:  Brian hEadhra (Voice), Innes White (Guitar), Fiona Mackenzie (Voice),
Tom Gibbs (Keyboards), Mike Vass (Electronics), rla N Eadhra (Voice),
Rise N Eadhra (Voice)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Top gaelic album of the year, unbeatable! June 14, 2020 By Luigi Giuseppe Manuguerra See All My Reviews "4th incredible masterpiece, after Cruinn, Storas and Tyr, a casket full of jewels, gael music of the future, for the future, strictly and deeply faithful to roots, but with originality, creativity, fervid imagination and strong plastic ability to reinvent old item or to compose new songs in perfect old style; in few words, authenticity in visionary genius, ancestral spirit and polished modern technique. Two voices, Brian and Fiona, not only among the finest of the genre, but especially modulated skillfully as no one else: the voices are totally submit to gaelic words, to their particular pronunciation, inflexion, accent, metrics, and (don't forget) meaning; also the music have to be suitable and here is first rate and appropriately; arrangiaments, innovative and stratospheric, complete the miracle. I can't explain the emotion I've felt to lissen first time this disc, a joy from start to finish and two artists fated to become a "cult" couple. Walk this way, please don't stop any more." Report Abuse
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