Colmcille supports new CD celebrating the richness of shared Irish / Scottish Gaelic song tradition.
Two Gaelic singing traditions - the tradition of Ulster and Argyll - are represented on a new CD launched this month with support from Colmcille. From a richness of shared traditions Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde and Griogair Labhruidh have chosen songs that reflect the similarities and cultural ties between our two countries. Most of the Irish songs on the CD have a connection with Scotland and most Scottish songs have a connection with Ireland while some songs are sung in both countries and other songs share the same air. Some of the songs existed before the cultures diverged, while others have found their way over Sruth na Maoile, the stretch of water between both countries, in the last 300 years.