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Chan Ann Ach Thu | Mo Chraobh Ubhla Dhubh

from by Brian Ó hEadhra | Fiona Mackenzie

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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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Chan Ann Ach Thu - Faclan 's Ceòl le | Words & Music by Brian Ó hEadhra
Mo Chaobh Ùbhla Dhubh - Bho Dhualchas | Traditional

Seo dà òran eadar-dhealaichte a tha a' measgachadh chuspairean ùra agus traidiseanta.

The first of these two songs addresses the stresses of modern life and the need to find balance in mind, body and spirit. The second song is somewhat more ambiguous in its message.

lyrics

Chan ann ach thu, chan ann ach thu
Bho bhonn gu bàrr, aig deireadh an latha
Chan ann ach thu

Nuair a bhios do làithean làn
Is chì thu d' fhaileas sa' sgàthan àrd

Aig a' bhòrd le planaichean mòr'
Le dòchas ann, an aghaidh an t-sruth

Nuair a bhios do spiorad fann
Cuimhnich do chridhe is tog do cheann

'S iomadh brath ag ionnsaigh ort
Cum d' ùine fhèin airson do shlàint'

Ag òl is ag ith' is ag ith is ag òl
'S e 'n tagh agad fhèin bho latha gu latha
____

Mo chraobh ùbhla dhubh ghaolach thu
Mo chraobh ùbhla dhubh o ho

Tha ise 's fearann saor aice
Mo chraobh ùbhla dhubh o ho
Mo chraobh ùbhla dhubh ghaolach thu
Mo chraobh ùbhla dhubh o ho

Tha gobhair is crodh laoigh aice
Tha buidheann mhòr de chaoraich aic'
Tha ise 's fearann saor aice
Tha gobhair is crodh laoigh aice
Tha buidheann mhòr de chaoraich aic'
'S ged tha sùilean claon aice
Chan eil san gill' ach slaodanach

There's only you, there's only you
From bottom to top, at the end of the day,
There's only you

When your days are full
And you see your reflection in the high mirror

At the table with big plans
Full of hope, against the tide

When your spirit is weak
Remember your heart and lift your head

Multiple messages overpowering you
Manage your time for the sake of your health

Drinking and eating and eating and drinking
It's your decision day to day
____

My darling lovely black apple tree
You are my lovely black apple tree
She is the owner of freehold land
She has goats and calves and cattle
She has a great herd of sheep
She is the owner of freehold land
She has goats and calves and cattle
She has a great herd of sheep
But although she has squint eyes
The lads are nothing but slowcoaches

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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