Arthur Cormack - Nuair Bha Mi Og
In 1983, at the National Mod in Motherwell, Arthur Cormack from the Isle of Skye won the Gold Medal, the premier award for Gaelic singing. At 18 years of age he was one of the youngest ever to win this medal and this record, his first release, followed soon after.
This record demonstrates the fact that the Gaelic tradition is alive and flourishing in the hands of a young performer who not only loves and respects the songs, old and new, but also stamps his own character and enthusiasm on them.
I find this album quite simply a delight to listen to ... this album is a remarkable and proud achievement.
WEST HIGHLAND FREE PRESS
This album is one of the biggest, pleasantest surprises of 1984 ... a right little gem.
... an absolutely incredible album by one of the best singers I have ever heard.
1. Failte don Eilean Sgiathanach (Hail to the Isle of Skye)
2. An t-Aodann Ban (Edinbaine)
3. Nuair Bha Mi Og (When I Was Young)
4. Puirt a beul (Mouth Music)
5. Gruagach og an fhuilt bhain (The young fair-haired maiden)
6. S e mo bheachd ort a Bhais (My opinions of you, Death)
7. Thoir mo shoraidh thar an t-saile (Convey my farewell across the sea)
8. Gillean Ghleann-dai (The sons of Glendale)
9. Eilean a Cheo (The Misty Isle)
10. Carn air a mhonadh (The cairn on the moor)
11. Cumha Alasdair Dhuinn (Lament for brown-haired Alisdair)
12. Ho ro illean na bithemaid tursach (Ho Ro boys lets not be sad)
13. Mo nighean donn nan gobhar (My brown-haired goat-herder)
14. An gaol a thug mi og (The love of my young days)
15. Nach gorach mi gad chaoineadh (How foolish of me to cry for you)
16. Oran eile air an aobhar cheudna (Another song on the same theme)
17. Mo ghaol an te nach diobair mi (My love who would not forsake me)
Artists on this album:
First released in 1984. Re-issued on CD in 1992 with two extra tracks (15 & 16)
Temple Records Catalogue Number: COMD 2016
Produced by Robin Morton