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S Tu Nam Chuimhne
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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IC B. (icberry)
Reviewed on 12/8/2017...
S Tu Nam Chuimhne (Gaelic, "and you on my mind") is an album of Gaelic vocal music with simple, subtle accompaniment.
"S Tu Nam Chuimhne will sound somewhat alien to most music buyers, but it is a charming, even hypnotic experience. The range is extraordinary, with melodies ranging from singsong lullabies to intricate pibrochs backed with minor-key bagpipe solos. Some are ancient songs and poems set to music, while others were written in an ancient language by living authors; one, a lament for a beloved wife, was written by a neighbor of Christine Primrose and is heard here for the first time.
The arrangements are subtle and occasionally brilliant -- "Taladh" is only one voice and two saxophones, an unlikely setting for a lullaby, but it is lovely. Christine Primrose's voice is a marvelous instrument, powerful when strength is called for but magnificently controlled and emotional. Gaelic traditional singing has rarely sounded this winsome, and this album may send listeners seeking more examples of both the art form and the work of Christine Primrose."
"Christine Primrose has been singing since early childhood, with Gaelic as her first language. She too won the National Mod in 1974, and the Pan Celtic Festival in Killarney in 1978. As a result of the success of Aite Mo Ghaoil, Primrose has toured both Canada and the USA, as well as Europe, taking her voice and Gaelic language to a wide audience.
In the new millennium Primrose has taught Gaelic singing at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig a Gaelic college on the Isle Of Skye."