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    The Highland singer-songwriter duo, Brian Ó hEadhra | Fiona Mackenzie, have released their highly anticipated debut album, TÌR – Highland Life and Lore, on the Anam Communications record label. Co-produced by esteemed musician/composer Mike Vass, this album reflects their traditional Gaelic roots as well as other musical influences including Nordic, Eastern European and electronica.

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    Artwork is for songs: An Long Èireannach, Beannaich a Triath Nam Flath Fial, Togamaid Bothan, Iomraibh Eutrom, Mar an Fhiadh.

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Bhon Dualchas | Traditional

Tha gràdh cumhachdach, gu sònraichte aig aois òg, mar a chluinneas sinn anns an òran seo.

A waulking song of young love and powerful emotions.

lyrics

Cha bhi mi buan ’s tu bhith bhuam
Thug mi luaidh òg dhut
Cha bhi mi buan ’s tu bhith bhuam

Chì mi ’m bàta dol seachad
Muir a’ sgapadh na bòrdan

Mura deachaigh mi mearachd
Bha mo leannan ga seòladh

Bha mo leannan ga stiùireadh
Òigear ùr a’ chùil bhòidhich

Òigear ùr a’ chùil bhuidhe
O, b’ aithne dhomh òg thu

’S e do bhòidichean fada
’S ghaol, a Lachlainn, a leòn mi

O, nam faicinn thu tighinn
’S mi gu ruitheadh nad chòmhdhail

’S mi gu ruitheadh na do choinneimh
Air mo bhonnan gun bhrògan

Ged tha reothadh glè chruaidh ann
’S sneachda fuar air a’ mhòine

I will not last while you are away from me
I gave my young love to you
I will not last while you are away from me

I see the boat going by
The sea scattering about her sides

If I’m not mistaken
My sweetheart was sailing her

My sweetheart was steering her
The fair young man of the beautiful hair

The fair young man of the yellow hair
O, I’ve known you since I was young

It is your lasting vows
And your love, Lachlann, that have afflicted me

O, if I should see you coming
I would run to meet you

I would run to meet you
On the soles of my bare feet

Though there’s a very hard frost
And cold snow on the moor

credits

from TÌR - Highland Life & Lore, released August 2, 2018
Air a riochdachadh le | Produced by:
Brian Ó hEadhra, Fiona Mackenzie, Mike Vass

Air a chlàradh le | Recorded by:
Keith Morrison, Wee Studio, Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais
Mike Vass, GloWormRecording, Glaschu

Air a mheasgadh agus a dheasachadh le | Mixed and Mastered by:
Iain Hutchison, GloWormRecording, Glaschu

Rianachadh-ciùil le | All songs arranged by:
Brian Ó hEadhra, Fiona Mackenzie

Sgead-dhealbhan | Illustrations:
Rachel Cush, Crafty Marten Art and Illustration

Dealbhachadh | Design:
Anna Rothach, Graficanna

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Brian Ó hEadhra | Fiona Mackenzie Inverness, UK

Highland based Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie perform songs from the Gaelic traditions but also sing contemporary songs drawing on their own musical tastes and experiences ranging from Celtic and Nordic to Eastern European; Americana to indie music.

They have performed in bands such as Anam, Seelyhoo, Mackenzie, and Cruinn.

They have performed over 30 albums and have toured the world over.
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