Camhanach

Artist: Mackenzie

Name: Camhanach

Released: 1997

Label: Macmeanmna

Format: Cristal

Total playing: 50'00

Bonus: Import Scotland

Price : 12.50 €

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Camhanach (Mackenzie)

Mackenzie is a Gaelic vocal group of three sisters Eilidh, Gillian and Fiona Mackenzie from Gress, on the east coast of Lewis. They have performed as soloists, as duos and as lead vocalists in other bands including Mac-Talla, Seelyhoo and Anam but only began to sing publicly as a trio in 1996. Their first album, Camhanach, won critical acclaim both here in Scotland and abroad and since the release of their second album they have collectively and individually become some of Scotland's most respected and sought after Gaelic singers.

Much of the group's unique sound is due to the close harmonies that they wrap around their songs but also because a lot of their material is self-penned. They will captivate an audience with their singing by displaying the haunting and often aching beauty of their songs, whether that song is hundreds of years old or newly-composed. They also enjoy performing fiestier sets together with traditional waulking songs and puirt-a-beul.

Mackenzie - Musicians

  • Fiona, Gillian & Eilidh MACKENZIE : vocals
  • Arthur CORMACK : vocals
  • Blair DOUGLAS : keyboards
  • Eilidh SHAW : fiddle
  • Roddy MACKENZIE : precentor
  • Wendy WEATHERBY : cello
  • Rory CAMPBELL : highland pipes, whistle
  • John MARTIN : fiddle
  • Patsy SEDDON : clarsach, gut string harp
  • Mary MCMASTER : clarsach
  • Fred MORRISON : pipes, whistle
  • Christopher MARRA : acoustic and electric guitars, organ, pedal steel
  • Micheal MARRA : keyboards, moothie, piano, acoustic guitar, bass vocals
  • Ged GRIMES : acoustic and electric bass, drums, percussion, dulcimer

Camhanach - Sound extracts

  • Sheila Gordon Of Weem
  • Tha Fadachd Cian Do Ghaoil Orm
  • 's Truagh Nach D'Rugadh Dall Mi
  • Hai-O Eadaraibh O
  • Ho-Ro 's Toigh Leam Fhin Thu
  • Waulking Song Set
  • Buaidh Na Bardachd
  • A' Fagail Ghriais
  • Haghaidh O, Haghaidh O
  • Chi Mi Thallad
  • Is E Cho Prtseil Dhomh
  • A' Fighe Le Feur
  • Leabaidh Naoimh Aula

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