Interview with Christine Primrose, the great Gaelic singer November 03 2016

Christine PrimroseChristine Primrose, our current  featured artist, is one of the great Scottish Gaelic singers, a native speaker who has been singing traditional Gaelic song all her life. Originally from Carloway, a village on the west side of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, she has travelled the world singing and teaching, blazing a path that many other Gaelic singers have followed. A multiple prize-winner at the Mod and the Pan Celtic Festival, and more recently awarded 'Gaelic Singer of the Year' at the Scots Traditional Music Awards in 2009, she has rightly become an extremely  highly regarded and sought after artist and tutor.

Robin Morton talks to
Christine Primrose
about the song she chose to perform on
Battlefield Band's recent Beg & Borrow album
and her career and formative years as a Gaelic singer.

Christine's first album, Àite mo Ghaoil, was released in 1982 - at a time when traditional Gaelic singing was not widely known or appreciated - and broke many barriers, helping to introduce Gaelic song to a wider non-Gaelic speaking audience both in Scotland and beyond. 

Our catalogue includes three of Christine's solo releases, her work with Alison Kinnaird, the Mac-talla album and several other albums she's been featured on. You can find them all here.