CD H-M Laura MacKenzie, From UIG to Duluth $14.95


Laura MacKenzie, From UIG to Duluth

From UIG to Duluth presents Scots Gaelic music and song, accompanied by Dáithí Sproule (guitar) and Andrea Stern (harp), with Laura herself adding wooden flutes, whistles, concertina and Scottish smallpipes to the arrangements.These songs and melodies were sourced primarily from field recordings made in Duluth in 1937 of Gaelic singer John Matheson, who immigrated to Duluth from Uig, Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland in 1905. In both Scotland and North America, Matheson was held in the highest regard as a traditional singer, and his music gladdened the heart of many an immigrant Scot in Duluth and beyond. This is a gorgeous collection of traditional music, ranging in theme from great longings to humorous delights, with a special connection to Scottish heritage in Minnesota.

CD release:  October 2014