Rena Gertz and Scot AnSgeulaiche - Currach Bhrìde

from by Scot AnSgeulaiche with Rena Gertz and Margaret Bennett

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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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Rena tells that “I was taught Currach Bhrìde by Lewis singer Christine Primrose. It is an ancient song about the oyster-catcher, St Brigid’s holy bird, being the guardian of children lost at sea.” In discussing how to add music to the song, Rena quoted traditional singer, Paul McCallum: He opined that the sea is in all Gàidhlig song, because the makers of this music were surrounded by it. There is a natural rhythm in this kind of song, but not in the sense of beats and time signatures. It is more akin to breathing or the surge of surf on the shore. My setting of Currach Bhrìde evokes our unforgiving western sea.


from Gàir nan Clàrsach - The Harps' Cry, released March 3, 2016


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Scot AnSgeulaiche Scotland, UK

With a foot in each camp of Science and Religion, Scot AnSgeulaiche combines Highland traditional music and Tale with electro-acoustic treatment. He is a Seanachaidh, or teller of Tales, from the west coast of Scotland.

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