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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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Faclan 's Ceòl le | Words & Music by Brian Ó hEadhra

Tha cleachdadh agus seilbh fhearainn gu math cudromach an-diugh. Tha mòran obrach ri dhèanamh gus leigeil leinn ath-cheangal a dhèanamh ris an àrainneachd dhùthchail againn fhìn.


Inspired by the Norwegian hutting movement as well as by Scottish initiatives such as 'A Thousand Huts', Brian wrote this song to celebrate this return of the people to the land and to nature.

lyrics

Thigibh, togamaid bothan sa choille sa ghleann
Air fail e li leo, air fail e li leo
Far am faigh sinn fois aotrom bho smuaintean tha trom
Air fail e li leo, air fail e li leo
Fad fad às a' bhaile, taobh siar is ceann thall
Air làrach cruinn lurach far an togadh sinn fonn
Bidh na h-oidhcheannan goirid is ar n-iomagain gann
Bidh na boisean a' bualadh a' bhùird leis gach rann
Agus togaidh sinn glainne dar muinntir 's dar clann
'S ann leinn-ne am fearann is cumar e beò

Come, let us build a bothy in the forest in the glen
Where will we get a reprieve from heavy thoughts
Far from the town, to the west, over yonder
On a wee camp where we'd have a tune
The nights will be short and our worries few
The hands will beat the tables with every verse
And we will raise a glass to our people and to our children
The hard life of the sheiling is gone in the mist
We own the land and we will keep it alive

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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