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Tunes From Home

Christine Primrise with the song ‘Àite Mo Ghaoil’ (‘The Place of My Heart’), composed by Rob Calum Macleod from Garenin on the Isle of Lewis. Christine is from Carloway and is head of Gaelic Song at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and lecturer on the BA Gaelic & Traditional Music:



Here is a video from Dr Decker Forrest, Course Leader of the BA Gaelic and Traditional Music programme.  Here’s how the idea came to him: 

Hello eveyone! Spending a lot of time at the house recently has made me think about the music connected with ‘home’ – wherever and whatever that means to each of us. I remembered a 2/4 march named for the village I stay in, Camuscross, in the south of Skye. It was co-written by the great piper, Allan MacDonald and my neighbour Graeme MacKenzie – a wonderful singer, song writer and guitarist – and published in Allan’s first collection of tunes (The Moidart Collection). I dusted the pipes off and played it here, along with a little slow tune I made recently and named for the beautiful area of coastline where I happen to be standing during the recording with Camuscross behind me:’Àrd Snaosaig’.

Where is’home’ for you? What composers, songs and tunes are connected to it? Why not tell us, make a video and share it? #PuirtBhonDachaigh (Tunes From Home)


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