Gàir nan Clàrsach - The Harps' Cry

by Scot AnSgeulaiche with Rena Gertz and Margaret Bennett

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Taeke van der Sluis (m) Stumbled upon this. This is what I like about bandcamp, the stumbling. I love this music, it has wonderful energy and feels of freedom.
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Susan Tubbs Scot brings the Scottish heritage to life and carries one to times gone by. I'm a huge fan and look forward to listening to more of his talents at storytelling. Favorite track: The Butterfly.
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Theresa Santin What a wonderful collection of songs and stories. So beautiful and inspiring, thanks for sharing this with all of us.
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    The first release of traditional Tales and harp by Highland Storyteller, Scot AnSgeulaiche. This collection contains music, song, Tale and features guest vocalists Rena Gertz and Margaret Bennett. The Highland and Scottish west coast tradition blends with electro-acoustic and ambient studio techniques. Many of the recordings having been made live in the now rare Highland Cèilidh. This limited edition, hand-numbered CD (200) comes with a 6 page booklet uncovering the songs and Tales.

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Although not all of the verses of the song were used in the present setting, they are quoted here in full because this song needs singing! Seist: Tha fonn, fonn, fonn air, Tha fonn air na mogaisean, Tha fonn gun bhith trom, Hog i óair na mogaisean. 1. Thòsich Seumas Ryan ’S rinn e craicean do mhogaisean, Gun chairt e dhiubh na h-aobrainn ’S cha robh iad craobhaidh fhathast air 2. Thèid mi sìos don aifhrionn An coibhneas nan caileagan, Cha ghabh iad facal ùrnuigh Ach sùil air mo mhogaisean. 3. Fhuair mi craiceann caorach ’S dùil rium caol a ghearradh às, Thilg mi ’n dara taobh e Ach fhuair mi laoicionn gamhnach Chorus: Let’s sing, sing, sing, sing/ Let’s sing about the moccasins/ Our song won’t be heavy/ Hokey-ho for the mocassins! 1. James Ryan got started/ With a piece of hide for the moccasins/ Although he tanned the ankle leather/ They weren’t yet soft enough. 2. When I go down to mass/ In the company of the lasses/ They can’t say a word of prayer/ For staring at my moccasins. 3. I got a piece of sheepskin/ To cut a strip from it/ I tossed it to one side / But found a calf-hide. (Translation by Margaret Bennett, published in The Last Stronghold.)


Traditional music, harp and Tales, both live and studio recordings, in a setting both traditional and electro-acoustic


released March 3, 2016

Scot AnSgeulaiche, Rena Gertz, Margaret Bennett


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Scot AnSgeulaiche Scotland, UK

Traditional Music and Tale from the Celtic fringe of Europe.
Very old pieces in a very modern presentation. Scot AnSgeulaiche is a Seanachaidh, or teller of Tales, from the west coast of Scotland.

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