Wednesday, October 18, 2006

"Skara Brae" (Irish Folk 1971)

Wikipedia:
Skara Brae was a traditional Irish music group with origins in Rannafast, County Donegal, Ireland. The group consisted of three siblings, Maighréad Ní Dhomhnaill, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill with Dáithí Sproule. Though brought up in County Meath, the Uí Dhomhnaill siblings had their roots in Rannafast (Rann na Feirste), where their father's family originated. Mícheál and Tríona came together with Dáithí when they went to University College Dublin in the late 1960s. They played gigs around Dublin and Mícheál and Dáithí spent a summer as the house band at Teach Hiúdaí Bhig in Gaoth Dobhair (Gweedore), Donegal. Around 1970, the three siblings -Mícheál, Tríona and Maighréad - teamed up with Dáithi Sproule to form Skara Brae. Skara Brae produced one album and broke up in 1972, but re-grouped in 1998 for a concert in Gweedore, County Donegal.

Steve Winick, All Music Guide:
Michael and Triona went on to form the Bothy Band, and Daithi became a fine solo artist and a member of groups like Altan, but this was their first recorded effort (made in the early '70s) of beautifully performed Gaelic songs. The four vocalists are skillfully backed by guitar from Micheal and Daithi and harpsichord from Triona.

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6 Comments:

Blogger vinylhed said...

This is a very beautiful album, thanks for sharing.

22 October, 2006 20:52  
Blogger Neilson said...

Could you repost this, please? I'm a huge Bothy Band fan and I've never heard of this record.

29 April, 2007 06:52  
Blogger Simón said...

Thanks for reposting it!

30 April, 2007 00:54  
Anonymous streaker said...

I LOVE IT!

27 August, 2007 15:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you - a real gem.

04 February, 2008 12:48  
Blogger Glenn said...

Would love to see a loosless (flac) version of this!!

25 May, 2008 10:23  

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