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5 Programmes in French about music and Gaelic culture in the Hebrides

Duncan MacKinnon, great Gaelic singer in Berneray http://www.rts.ch/espace-2/programmes/musique-en-memoire/4801024-musique-en-memoire-du-22-04-2013.html Jean-Luc Rieder and Isabelle Watson from Radio Suisse Romande have created a beautiful image of today’s traditional music culture on the Hebrides.  You will hear the voices of some well known musicians … Continue reading

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The lost song

the lost song the bark of a gnarled oak the smell of fresh coffee hanging in the kitchen deep-throated laughter rising somewhere tenderness childlike delight still wonder determination and the urge to express all this in his voice but he … Continue reading

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The sea is calm, it is wild, it is wide, it is beautiful, it is secret, it is malicious, it is deep……

An islander’s song by Rory and Calum MacDonald from RUNRIG: Cearcall A’ Chuain Tha sinn uile air cuan Stiùireadh cuairt troimh ar beatha A’ seòladh geòla dhorch Air chall an grèim na mara Tha a’ ghaoth air ar cùl Tha … Continue reading

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WHY?

Why do the songs of the Gael….                                 Loriana Pauli Why do the songs of the Gael pain  my heart? Why this longing when listening to … Continue reading

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