S7 E08 John Charles Guest Host Singer Spotlight: Kenneth MacIver of Lewis with guest tracks from Brìghde Chaimbeul and Ross Ainslie, Allan MacDonald, Julie Fowlis and Jeremy Kingsbury


April 8th, 2023

42 mins 47 secs

Season 7

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S7 E08 John Charles Guest Host Singer Spotlight: Kenneth MacIver of Lewis with guest tracks from Brìghde Chaimbeul and Ross Ainslie, Allan MacDonald, Julie Fowlis and Jeremy Kingsbury

Featuring musical guests:

  • Brìghde Chaimbeul and Ross Ainslie
  • Allan MacDonald
  • Julie Fowlis
  • Jeremy Kingsbury

Episode notes:

On this episode we celebrate the recordings of Kenneth MacIver of Lewis (1924-1978).

Kenneth's recordings are available from the School of Scottish Studies, via Tobar an Dualchais here: https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/person/7570?l=en


Tha M'inntinn a-raoir a-nochd 's a-raoir - On my mind last night, tonight and last night
Also known as "Munlochy Bridge"
Sung by Kenneth: https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/track/101365?l=en
Munlochy Bridge on "LAS" by Brìghde Chaimbeul and Ross Ainslie: https://brighdechaimbeul.bandcamp.com/track/strathspeys-and-reels

Siuthadaibh Bhalachaibh, Siuthadaibh - Go to it Lads, Go To It
Also known as "Devil in the Kitchen".
Sung by Kenneth: https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/track/101365?l=en
Played by Allan MacDonald on "Fhuair mi Pog": https://www.greentrax.com/music/product/Allan-MacDonald-Margaret-Stewart-Fhuair-Mi-Pog-CD

Càit am bi na Maraichean - Where will the Sailors Be?
Sung by Kenneth: https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/track/101359?l=en

Mo Chailinn Bheag Dhonn - My Little Brown-Haired Lass
Sung by Kenneth: https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/track/101363?l=en

Hì Horò na Boireannaich - Hi Horò the Women
Sung by Kenneth: https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/track/101361?l=en

O Nach Àghmhor A-Nis - Oh How Joyful it is Just Now
Sung by Kenneth: https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/track/94168?l=en

Nam Bithinn na Mo Mhaighdeann - If I was a Maiden
Sung by Kenneth: https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/track/101379?l=en

Tha Fionnlagh ag Innearadh - Finlay is Spreading Manure
Sung by Kenneth: https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/track/101379?l=en
By Julie Fowlis on Cuilidh: https://www.juliefowlis.com/product/cuilidh-cd/
By Allan MacDonald at 1998 piping recital: https://musicscotland.com/products/series-3-1998-vol-2

Mac a' Phì Cnag-Shùileach - Big-Eyed MacPhee
Also known as "Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay" etc.
Sung by Kenneth: https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/track/101379?l=en
Jeremy's deep-dive episode on Campbells are Coming: https://www.wetootwaag.com/s5e13
You can get “Pig Town Fling” on Jeremy’s most recent Album, Bannocks of Barley Meal: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/bannocks-of-barley-meal

(Cover art is a Photo Jeremy took of a Sailing Ship off the Coast of Lewis and Harris in 2019)
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