Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac – SEINN

The musical tradition of Cape Breton beautifully interpreted by two skilled custodians of note bringing their artistry to bear in a collection of fine tracks, the album includes both instrumentals and tracks sung in the Scots Gaelic dialect – Mary Jane Lamond being one the few remaining Scots Gaelic singers on the island learning and spreading the endangered language through the art of the song, her collaborator on this recording Wendy MacIsaac is recognised as one of Cape Breton’s finest exponents of the fiddle – the instrument centric to the island musical traditional.

Hoireann Ó Rathill Iù Ó

SEINN (pronounced “shane” and meaning ‘sing’) strives to balance the traditional and original compositions of the Gaelic song and the juxtaposition of vibrant fiddle tunes, the material for the project was learnt from the recordings of older Cape Breton singers and fiddle players, along with tracks from the artists existing repertoires and new material, combining to provide an introduction to any newcomer to Cape Bretons musical traditions and providing much to admire to anyone who cherishes world music with a Celtic heritage.

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