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Fiona Mackenzie: Duan Nollaig

Fiona Mackenzie: Duan Nollaig (Greentrax CDTRAX320D)

Duan Nollaig
A Gaelic Christmas
Fiona Mackenzie

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX320D (2 CD, UK, November 2007)

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Produced by Irvin Duguid;
Recorded by Alan Harfield at Unity Recording Studio, Auldearn;
Mixed and mastered by Calum Malcolm;
Photography: Monster Street Party, Inverness, January 12, 2007, courtesy of Highland 2007;
Photo of Fiona and Katie Mackenzie by C. Stewart;
Design by Ronan Martin

Musicians

Fiona Mackenzie, lead vocals;
Irvin Duguid, piano, synthesiser, Hammond organ, vocals [19, 30];
John Goldie, acoustic guitar;
Jim Drummond, drums, percussion;
Ed McFarlane, bass;
Karen Matheson, vocals [6, 33];
Katie Mackenzie, clàrsach, vocals [6, 9, 12, 18-19, 26, 33];
Maggie Macdonald, vocals [8];
Anna Massie, bouzouki, banjo, mandolin;
Gary Innes, accordion;
Ronan Martin, fiddle [20, 22, 28-29, 35];
Mark Thomson, vocals [9];
Hamish Napier, whistles, bamboo flute;
James Graham, vocals [12, 18-19, 25, 28, 30, 35];
Simone Welsh, fiddle [2-3, 8, 13, 16, 19, 21, 30-33], vocals [23];
Morven Macleod, vocals [9];
Charles V. Clark, didgeridoo

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. Leanabh an Àigh (The Blessed Infant / Morning Has Broken) (3.07)
  2. A Righ nan Righrean (King of Kings) (2.26)
  3. Oran Na Nollaig (Song of Christmas) (2.46)
  4. Bha Buachaillean an Dùthaich Shear (There Were Shepherds in an Eastern Country) (3.06)
  5. Pàiste am Betlehem (Child of Bethlehem) (2.01)
  6. Ciùin an Oidhche (Silent Night) (5.08)
  7. Nuair dh`èirich grian na Fìreantachd (When Rose the Sun of Righteousness) (2.14)
  8. Aoibhneas Mòire Mhin (Mary’s Joy) (3.13)
  9. Tàladh Chriosda (Christ Child’s Lullaby) (2.09)
  10. Seall thall tighinn bhon Ear (Look, Coming from the East / The Dark Island) (3.41)
  11. Reul Thorach an Àigh (Bountiful Star of Joy) (2.49)
  12. Biodh an Trionaid ga moladh – lesum Dominum (Praised Be the Trinity) (3.41)
  13. Anns an Dùbhalachd Gheamhraidh (In the Bleak Midwinter) (3.54)
  14. Laoidh Mhoire Mhaighdeann (The Virgin Mary’s Hymn) (4.57)
  15. Oidhche Nollaige Mòire (Great Christmas Night) (3.09)
  16. Nach glòrmhor an naidheachd (How Glorious the News) (1.55)
  17. Oran na BhliadhnÄ Uir (New Year Song) (3.21)
  18. Alleluia (Halleluiah) (2.37)
  1. Duan Nollaigh (Christmas Song) (2.12)
  2. An Rionnag (The Star) (2.45)
  3. Losa Bu Choir a Mholadh (Praise Christ) (2.23)
  4. Fàilte, Fàilte! Dh'aon Mhac Dhè (Welcome, Welcome the Only Son of God) (1.58)
  5. Naoidhein Prìseil (Precious Thing) (2.58)
  6. Bà mo Leanabh Bà (Sleep My Baby Sleep) (3.00)
  7. Tàladh Chriosda (Christ Child’s Lullaby) (3.52)
  8. Fada cian ann an stàball (Away in a Manger) (2.30)
  9. Bodach na Nollaig (Father Christmas) (1.48)
  10. Prèasantan (Presents) (2.01)
  11. Rinn sinn bodach sneachd an diugh (We Made a Snowman Today) (1.31)
  12. Tha e tighinn ann an cabhag (He is Rushing – She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain) (1.54)
  13. Air a chiadh latha den Nollaig (Twelve Days of Christmas) (3.47)
  14. Tha e tighinn (He Is Coming – Brochan Lom) (1.54)
  15. Am Brù-dheargh (The Robin) (2.05)
  16. Seall an Sneachda (Look at the Snow) (1.29)
  17. Nollaig Chrìdheil (We Wish You a Merry Christmas) (1.17)

> Folk Music > Records > Fiona J. Mackenzie: A Good Suit of Clothes

Fiona J. Mackenzie: A Good Suit of Clothes

Fiona J. Mackenzie: A Good Suit of Clothes (Greentrax CDTRAX339)

A Good Suit of Clothes (Deagh Dheis Aodaich)
Songs of the Emigrant Gael
Fiona J. Mackenzie

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX339 (CD, UK, July 2009)

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Produced by Irvin Duguid;
Recorded by Keith Bird at Park Lade Studio, Glasgow, Nick Turner at Watercolour Music, Ardgour, and Bryan Smith at Liverpool Court Studios, Ottawa;
Mixed and mastered by Calum Malcolm;
Cover design and Artwork by John Slavin;
Additional photography by Kristine Ristesund and Donald Mackenzie

Musicians

Fiona J. Mackenzie, lead vocals;
Irvin Duguid, piano, harmonium;
John Goldie, guitar [4-5, 11];
Mary Ann Kennedy, clàrsach;
James Mackintosh, percussion [11];
Anna Massie, cittern and guitar [2, 9, 12];
Ed McFarlane, double bass;
Mr McFall's Chamber (Clare Sterling, Robert McFall, violins; Jane Atkins, viola; Su-a Lee, cello);
Ian Muir, accordion;
Guy Nicolson, percussion [1-2, 5, 9, 12];
Simone Welsh, fiddle;
Darren Maclean, vocals [5, 11];
Katie Mackenzie, vocals [12];
Sineag MacIntyre, vocals [2, 10, 12];
Cathy Ann MacPhee, vocals [12]

Tracks

  1. Dùthaich MhicAoidh (Mackay Country) (4.05)
  2. Òran a’ Chianalais (Song of Homesickness) (2.23)
  3. Dèan Cadalan Sèmhach (Sleep Quietly) (3.34)
  4. Tha thu Beò nam Anamsa (You Are Alive in My Soul) (5.22)
  5. ‘Illean Bithibh Sunndach (Boys Be Happy) (3.40)
  6. A’ Choille Gruamach (The Gloomy Forest) (3.39)
  7. Òran Cuantireach (A New Zealand Song) (3.44)
  8. Cuir Cùlaibh ri Asainte (Leaving Assynt Behind) (2.24)
  9. Dùthaich nan Craobh (Land of the Trees) (3.54)
  10. O Mo Dhùthaich (O My Country) (4.01)
  11. Eilean an Àigh (Island of Happiness) (3.44)
  12. Tilleadh an Eilthirich (Return of the Wanderer) (3.57)

All tracks trad. arr. Irvin Duguid except
Track 2 Ian Archie MacAskill;
Track 4 Willie Angus Matheson, Dr. Margaret Mackinnon;
Track 11 Blair Douglas;
Track 12 Archie Mackenzie

> Folk Music > Records > Fiona J. Mackenzie: Archipelago

Fiona J. Mackenzie: Archipelago

Fiona J. Mackenzie: Archipelago (Greentrax CDTRAX368)

Archipelago
Fiona J. Mackenzie

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX368 (CD, UK, July 2012)

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Produced by Graeme Duffin, Sandy Jones and Davie Lyon;
Recorded and mixed by Graeme Duffin and Sandy Jones at The Foundry Music Lab;
Additional recording by Keith Morrison at Wee Studio;
Mastered by Graeme Duffin;
Artwork by Jenny Hallahan;
Photography by Donald Mackenzie;
Layout by John Slavin

Musicians

Fiona J. Mackenzie, vocals [1-7, 9, 11], backing vocals [8, 10];
Morven Macleod, backing vocals [1];
Mairi Chaimbeul, clàrsach [1, 3, 11];
Yvonne Lyon, shruti box [1, 11], backing vocals [5];
David Lyon, keyboards [1-4, 6, 11], acoustic guitars [2, 4, 6, 8, 10], accordion [2, 8], bouzouki [8], piano [8, 10], Hammond organ [8];
Iain MacKinnon, backing vocals [2, 6];
Graeme Duffin, programming [2-3, 8, 10-11], electric guitars [3], bass guitar [8], acoustic guitar [10];
Sandy Jones, programming [2-6, 8, 10], samples [2-3, 5-7, 10], bass [6], electric guitars [6, 10];
Mairi Campbell, viola [3], backing vocals [3];
David Francis, acoustic guitar [3];
Gillian Frame, fiddle [4, 6];
Alex Hodgson, vocals [8];

Tracks

  1. [Raasay] Cumha Iain Ghairbh Mhic Gille Chaluim Tarharsair (The Lament for John Garge Macleod of Raasay) (4.27)
  2. [Hiort / St Kilda] Iorram Suirghe (A Courtship Rowing Song) (3.42)
  3. [Orkney] The Great Selkie of Sule Skerry (Roud 197; Child 113) (6.55)
  4. [Arran] Arran Boat Song / Journey Back to Arran (5.47)
  5. [Shetland] The Unst Boat Song (2.47)
  6. [Lewis] An Eithireach (The Exile) (4.13)
  7. [Skye] Crònan na Caililich 'sa Bheinn Bhric (The Old Woman's Croon on tghe Speckled Mountain) (6.25)
  8. [Ailsa Craig] Smuggler (4.36)
  9. [Eriskay] Gràdh Geal Mo Chridh (The Eriskay Love Lilt) (3.43)
  10. [Canna] Marion’s Lament (5.30)
  11. [South Uist] Na Lilidhean (The Lilies) (4.47)

All tracks trad. except
Track 4a words Fiona J. Mackenzie, tune trad. arr. Fiona J. Mackenzie;
Track 4b Gill Bowman;
Track 5 John Stickle (1879-1957) arr. Graeme Duffin, Sandy Jones, David Lyon, Fiona J. Mackenzie;
Track 6 Iain MacKinnon;
Track 7 Angus Macphee;
Track 10 Alex Hodgson, Gaelic lyrics Fiona J. Mackenzie;
Track 11 Fiona J. Mackenzie

> Folk Music > Records > Brian Ó hEadhra, Fiona Mackenzie: TÌR

Brian Ó hEadhra, Fiona Mackenzie: TÌR

Brian Ó hEadhra, Fiona Mackenzie: TÌR (Anam CACD006)

TÌR
Highland Life & Lore
Brian Ó hEadhra, Fiona Mackenzie

Anam Communications CACD006 (CD, UK, August 2, 2018)

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Produced by Brian Ó hEadhra, Fiona Mackenzie, Mike Vass;
Recorded by Keith Morrison at Wee Studio, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, and Mike Vass at GloWorm Recording, Glasgow;
Mixed and mastered by Iain Hutchison at GloWorm Recording, Glasgow;
Illustrations by Rachel Cush, Crafty Marten Art and Illustration;
Design by Anna Rothach, Graficanna

Musicians

Brian Ó hEadhra, vocals,12 string guitar, acoustic guitar;
Fiona Mackenzie, vocals

with
Mike Vass, sound design, tenor guitar, fiddle, percussion;
Keith Morrison, keyboard, double bass, percussion;
Innes White, acoustic guitar, mandolin;
Anna Murray, backing vocals [4];
Órla & Róise Ní Eadhra, backing vocals [6-7]

Tracks

  1. An Long Èireannach (3.34)
  2. Deus Auribus / Glèidh m' Anama (4.48)
  3. Beannaich a Thriath nam Flath Fial (3.10)
  4. Cha Bhith Mi Buan (2.43)
  5. In O (4.14)
  6. Cauldron (4.00)
  7. Togamaid Bothan (3.20)
  8. Iomraibh Eutrom (3.08)
  9. Chan Ann Ach Thu / Mo Chraobh Ubhla Dhubh (3.13)
  10. Maria (3.02)
  11. Tha Mi Dol Dhachaigh Leat (3.37)
  12. Mar an Fhiadh (5.14)

Tracks 1, 4, 8, 9b trad.;
Track 2 words trad., music adapted from tradition by Fiona Mackenzie;
Tracks 3, 11 words trad., music Brian Ó hEadhra;
Tracks 5-6, 10 Fiona Mackenzie;
Tracks 7, 9a Brian Ó hEadhra;
Track 12 words Brian Ó hEadhra, music Fiona Mackenzie