Christine Primrose - Gun Sireadh, Gun Iarraidh

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A trailblazer who has been singing traditional Gaelic song all her life, this is Christine Primrose's long awaited third album on Temple Records. Christine delivers all the emotions of the songs through two very simple things, the voice and the word. Her voice is clear, pure and dignified. By giving dignity to the words, Christine gives dignity to the language and to the culture out of which these words emerged. By doing that, she does the most precious thing of all, she gives dignity to the people of that language and culture.

On 'Gun Sireadh, Gun Iarraidh' ('Without Seeking, Without Asking'), Christine is accompanied on some of the songs by Alison Kinnaird (Scottish Harp), Duncan MacGillivray (Guitar),Simon Thoumire (Concertina) Alasdair White (Whistle & Fiddle), Iain MacInnes (Scottish Small Pipes).

"Without Seeking, Without Asking is the Skye-based womans third album on Temple, and confirms her as one of our greatest contemporary Gaelic Singers"

"One of the most enchanting singers to be found anywhere"

Track list:
1. Ceann Traigh Ghruinneart / Fraoch A Ronaigh (The Head of Gruinart Sands / Heather from Rona) 2. An Gille Dubh Ciar-Dhubh (The Dark Swarthy Lad) 3. A Mhairead Og (Young Mairead) 4. Bean A'Chotain Ruaidh (The Lady of the Russet Brown Coat) 5. An Till Mise Chaoidh (Shall I Ever Return) 6. Oganaich An Or-Fhuilt Bhuidhe (The Young Man With The Golden Yellow Hair) 7. Oran Mu'n Ghruagaich (A Song About The Gruagach) 8. Dheanainn Sugradh Ris An Nigh'n Dubh (I Would Sport With The Black Haired Girl) 9. Soraidh Bho Granger (Granger's Farewell) 10. Do Ghaidheil Shiatail (To The Gaels of Seattle) 11. Nach Truagh Leat Mi 'S T'un Eirinn (Do You Not Pity Me Whilst You Are In Ireland) 12. So Nam Shineadh Air An T-Sliabh (Here I Am Lying On The Hillside) 15. Bonus Track: Christine Primrose - 'N Ath Bhanais Bhios Agam (The Next Wedding I Go To) 16. Bonus Track: Mac-Talla - Puirt-A-Beul (Mouth Music) 17. Bonus Track: Christine Primrose - Strath Ban (Strathbane)

Artists on this release: 
Christine Primrose
Alison Kinnaird 
Duncan MacGillivray
Simon Thoumire
Alasdair White 
Iain MacInnes

Further Information:  
Label: Temple Records
Released: 2001

The CD and Download formats of this album contain three bonus tracks (tracks 16-18) which were not included on the original vinyl/cassette release. These tracks are taken from Christine's 'Aite Mo Ghaoil' and 'S Tu Nam Chuimhne' albums, and  Mac-talla's 'Mairidh Gaol Is Ceol'.

Produced by Robin Morton

Temple Records Catalogue Number:    
CD - COMD 2086
Download - DD 2086

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