Friday, 21 December 2007

“Duan Nollaig — A Gaelic Christmas” la Inverness Courier:

It could be that singer Fiona Mackenzie has already had the Christmas present she wants.
Mackenzie, Highland Council's Màiri Mhòr Gaelic Song Fellow and a former Mod gold medallist, has been left reeling by the positive response to her seasonal CD, " Duan Nollaig — A Gaelic Christmas ".

The double album is believed to be the first Scottish collection of Gaelic Christmas carols and songs.

Among them are well established Gaelic carols such as "Taladh Chriosda (The Christ Child Lullaby)" and "Leanabh an Aigh", the melody best known to pop fans as the Cat Stevens' hit "Morning Has Broken", along with new songs and Gaelic versions of some of the world's best known Christmas songs, such as "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" and "In the Bleak Midwinter" and surprises such as a Gaelic version of glum Canadian singer Leonard Cohen's "Halleluiah".

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