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An album to warm the cockles of my Gaelic heart!!
on 2 January 2015
I absolutely LOVE this one!! It's a happy fusion of my two favourite musical genres - classical and traditional folk - yet both with a slightly teasing, unexpected new twist. From the notoriously difficult Bruch - which Nicola and the BBCSSO mannage to make seem effortless - to variations of Rabbie Burns, I'm guessing Nicola and friends had great fun putting this together!! On a personal note, I was born on the tiny, remote Hebridean island of North Uist, where otters and corncrakes vastly outnumber the human population, so to hear the oh-so-evocative gaelic "mouth music" from the highly talented Julie Fowlis - another Uist lass - was a wonderful surprise. This album speaks to my heart on a deep level. It is pure joy from the first to last track, and I simply can't get enough of it. Need I bother to add that I highly recommend it?? :-)