Máire Ní Scolaí ‎– Máire Ní Scolaí
Máire Ní Scolaí ‎– Máire Ní Scolaí

Máire Ní Scolaí ‎– Máire Ní Scolaí

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Label:    Gael-Linn – CEF 029
Format:     Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:    Ireland
Released:    1971
Genre:    Folk, World, & Country
Style:    Celtic, Folk

Time capsule Gaelic folk on the Irish non-profit label Gael-Linn from traditional singer Máire Ní Scolaí.  One of the most beautiful recordings we’ve ever encountered.  

Occasionally music has the power to stop you right in your tracks and carry away to another dimension.  Máire Ní Scolaí, an Irish traditional singer born in 1909 and lifelong student of the Gaelic language, possesses this.  Her wilting song craft is sparse and unadorned, just delicate upright piano keys and her distinctive trilled vocals, but it’s ability to convey a universally understood feeling of nostalgia, lost-love or wistfulness is incredible.  It’s evocative of a world of old-world romance.  We don’t understand any Gaelic, but the best music transcends language and the atmosphere of her music expresses her feelings better than anything.  Maybe the timeless recordings of Molly Drake are an apt comparison, or the longing Tezeta songs of Ethiopian music from Menelik Wossenachew and Greek Mirolois.  Across all cultures, it seems that music is the most adept vehicle for the communication of feelings surrounding sorrow and the passing of time.  Unbelievably special - eternal thanks to @pianolarecords for the tip.  (VG+/VG+)

A1        Sail Og Rua
A2        Seoladh Na Ngamhna
A3        Maire Ni Ghriofa
A4        Go Dtaga An Nollaig
A5        An Droighnean Donn
A6        Moll Dubh An Ghleanna
A7        Bean An Fhir Rua
A8        Una Bhan
A9        Frinseach Thir Eoghain
A10        Donall Og
A11        Seoithin Seotho
A12        An Clar Bog Deil
B1        An Caisideach Ban
B2        Caislean Ui Neill
B3        'S Oro Mhile Gra
B4        'Se Fath Mo Bhuartha
B5        An Sceilpin Droighneach
B6        Oro Mo Bhaidin
B7        Cuaichin Ghleann Neifin
B8        Caoineach Na Dtri Muire
B9        Eibhlin A Run