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Gaelic Christmas CD opens up new world for singer

It could be that singer Fiona Mackenzie has already had the Christmas
present she wants. Mackenzie, Highland Council’s Màiri Mhòr Gaelic Song
Fellow and a former Mod gold medallist, has been left reeling by the
positive response to her seasonal CD, Duan
Nollaig – A Gaelic Christmas
.

The double album is believed to
be the first Scottish collection of Gaelic Christmas carols and songs.

Among
them are well established Gaelic carols such as "Taladh Chriosda (The
Christ Child Lullaby)" and "Leanabh an Aigh", the melody best known to pop
fans as the Cat Stevens’ hit "Morning Has Broken", along with new songs
and Gaelic versions of some of the world’s best known Christmas songs,
such as "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" and "In the Bleak Midwinter" and
surprises such as a Gaelic version of glum Canadian singer Leonard Cohen’s
"Halleluiah".

• Full story at the Inverness
Courier
.

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