Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Coming Soon to a CD Player Near You

Another good news sort of day--Julie Fowlis will be releasing a new album on October 26! It looks nothing but promising, considering it includes "Bothan Airigh am Braigh Raithneach" *and* lists Allan MacDonald in the credits! Julie sang the lovely "Bothan Airigh am Braigh Raithneach" on one of BBC's Transatlantic Sessions a while back, so a version of the song was available as part of that collection, but who's to complain of more of a good thing? I think it's among her best.

If you go over to her MySpace page, the first three songs there are from the new album. And for those of us who don't speak Gaelic, there is the luxury of lyrics and translations here.

P.S. "Lon Dubh," also on the MySpace page (I think it was released as a single) might be familiar to those of you who are better at your pop culture than am I. Embarassingly, the title is one of the few Gaelic words I actually know, and yet for the longest time I couldn't figure out why the tune was so familiar!

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