Kennedy, Mary Ann / An Dan: Gaelic Songs For A Modern World
Album: An Dan: Gaelic Songs For A Modern World   Collection:World
Artist:Kennedy, Mary Ann   Added:Jul 2017
Label:Arc Music Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-07-26 Pull Date: 2017-09-27 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 10 Sep 3 Aug 27 Aug 20 Jul 30
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 06, 2022: Music Casserole
Oran Do Dh'lain Domhnallach
4. Sep 09, 2017: Music Casserole
2. Sep 20, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Oran Do Dh'lain Domhnallach
5. Sep 05, 2017: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Sith Na Coille
3. Sep 13, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Sein, Horo, Sein
6. Sep 02, 2017: Music Casserole
Gradh Geal Mo Chridhe

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2017-07-25
Glaswegian Mary Ann Kennedy sets Scots Gaelic lyrics from poems written by others and herself to music; lilting Celtic voice; lots of passion here for the Old Ways; like Runrig's songs, her Gaelic seems understandable at least emotionally without translations; lots of elegies here for people and places past

NO FCC's (all Gaelic); Favorite tracks: 4, 6,10

1-Sein, Horo, Sein – (Sing!) – 4:55 --Gaelic lyrics accompanied by keyboard, guitar, and violin along with chorus; straight up anthem to sing out your heritage and culture

2- Oran do dh'lain Domhnallach (Song for John McDonald) –5:54 – interesting fusion of Tswana background with Kennedy's Gaelic singing as an elegy for a Scotsman who spent most of his life in Ghana and South Africa; accompanied by guitar

3 – Mise Fhuair (I Have Won the Apple) –3:29 –“and the buds filled on my tree and with the greenness of love- you grew into a round apple to my eye, that brought me sweetness beyond hope.” Solo, with pipes and accompaniment

*4—Sith Na coille (Forest's Peace) –5:54- starts with pipes; solo with guitar and violin; liltingly pretty and heartfelt

5-Eadar-Thir (Between-Land) -3:11 – “Between the two: the edge of creation and heart of the world”– lots of orchestration here under passionate singing

*6 –Dan Ur do Fhloraidh NicNill (A New Song for Flora MacNeil)-3:58 – heavy chords lead off this passionately sung elegy for famous Gaelic singer who also loved primroses; lots of pipe drone

7-Taigh an Uillit –3:33-- song in praise of a village in the Scotish Highlands – modern, almost jazz-like accompaniment

8 –Iain Againn Fhin -3:57--(Our Own John) – elegy to fallen WWI vet

9—Gradh Geal Mo Chridhe – 5:03 --”My True Love” – passionate singing with violin; poem set to music with chorus

*10 –Air Leathad Sleibhe -4:40 --”On A Hill-Land Slope” --4:40 – lighter singing with echoes and chorus-- limpid and beautiful

11-Grioglachan- 4:35 --”Constellation” - song of praise and dedication to soul sister of Mary Ann, Maggie MacDonald-- beautifully pointillist notes

Track Listing
1. Sein, Horo, Sein   6. Dan Ur Do Fhloraidh Nicnill
2. Oran Do Dh'lain Domhnallach   7. Taigh An Uillit
3. Mise Fhuair   8. Iain Againn Fhin
4. Sith Na Coille   9. Gradh Geal Mo Chridhe
5. Eadar-Thir   10. Air Leathad Sleibhe
  11. Grioglachan