Brian Ó hEadhra & Fionnag NicChoinnich — An Long Èireannach (Live at Lyth Arts Centre)

An Long Èireannach (Bhon Dualchas | Traditional)
Tha an t-òran beòthail seo a’ sealltainn gu bheil ceanglaichean làidir againn le Èirinn, Ameireagaidh agus dùthchannan eile.

This is a clapping song which was sung towards the end of the waulking (preparation) of the tweed by women around a long table. The Irish galley is descended from Viking longboats and has a sail with twelve oarsmen.

Based in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, the duo Brian Ó hEadhra | Fionnag NicChoinnich perform songs from the Gaelic, Scots and Irish traditions as well as newly composed material drawing inspiration from music and cultures primarily from the North Atlantic fringe.

Brian is originally from Dublin, Ireland and Fionnag from the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Over the past 25 years, they have performed across the globe and recorded on many albums with acts such as Anam, Cruinn and Mackenzie, as well as performing on various projects including international films and game soundtracks.

Fionnag NicChoinnich received the Gaelic Singer of the Year award at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Awards 2020 whilst Brian was nominated for the same award in 2019.

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