Historic Hebridean song collection brought to life on new album

You feel as if you’re entering another realm, culturally and temporally, as Fiona J Mackenzie’s new album opens with the sounds of a Calmac ferry disembarking, footsteps crunching up a gravel path amid birdsong, snatches of distant fiddle and pipe music, then you’re over the threshold and into the ceilidh.

The album is Tac’ an Teine – “The Fireside” (Greentrax Recordings), an encapsulation of the Gaelic singer’s years of working with the invaluable Hebridean song collections and recordings amassed by John Lorne Campbell, folklorist, farmer and laird of Canna, and his American wife, collector and photographer Margaret Fay Shaw. To continue reading, click here


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