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From Kilphedar in South Uist, a township noted for a particularly rich and thriving singing tradition, award-winning singer Sineag MacIntyre grew up surrounded by the Gaelic language and singing came naturally. It's no accident that folklorists were drawn to this part of South Uist for decades to record singers and storytellers, thus preserving hundreds of hours of songs and stories for posterity. Her formative years were spent singing and she released the album 'Laithean Sgoile' whilst still at Lionacleit School, the first student to appear on the school label in 2004. Immersion in Gaelic songs and culture continued in Glasgow where Sineag studied BA Scottish Music (Hons) at the former RSAMD, now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The teaching of esteemed singers and folklorists Kenna Campbell, Mairi MacInnes and Calum Ross had a profound influence on her singing. Her curiosity ignited, she continued to broaden her repertoire, gathering and learning songs from all over Scotland. Awards quickly followed and she was just out of her teens when she won the Traditional Gold Medal at the Royal National Mod, going on to win the coveted Gold Medal in 2010. She has also been nominated for Gaelic Singer of the Year at the MG Alba Trad Awards. The title of the album is deeply significant and is rooted in her native island. Lòn Bàn is the coastal area between the Atlantic-facing districts of Kilphedar and Boisdale in South Uist where local lobster fisherman used to anchor their fishing skiffs in the summer months. Her voice, coupled with a natural charisma and sense of humour, has made her a popular and effervescent guest on stages in Scotland and abroad. Sineag makes regular television appearances on music shows including the BBC ALBA flagship Hogmanay Show, Cèilidh na Bliadhn' Uire, Port and Alleluia. With 'Lòn Bàn' Sineag answers the growing demand for an album and this carefully curated collection of traditional and contemporary Gaelic songs boasts a stellar cast of musicians: Ewan MacPherson (guitar & mandolin), Mhairi Hall (piano), Iain MacDonald (whistles & concertina), Seonaidh MacIntyre (whistles), Sara Hoy (fiddle), Luke Daniels (button box), Katie Shaw (step-dance), Gillie MacKenzie (vocals) and Kathleen MacInnes (vocals). Iain MacDonald also produced the album and the artwork is by John Slavin of Designfolk. Greentrax is proud to add Sineag MacIntyre's name to the long list of outstanding Gaelic women singers in the Greentrax catalogue.


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  2. O, A-Nall Am Botal
  3. Bu Chaomh Leam Bhith Mire
  4. Thainig An Gille Dubh
  5. Hao Ri Ri Ho Raithill O
  6. Laoidh Statue Ruaidheabhal
  7. Oran Na Fiaclan
  8. Allt An -T-Siucair
  9. Puirt-A-Beul
  10. Eiridh Bileag Ur-Ghorm
  11. A Ann Diluain Ro' La Fheill Micheil
  12. Sean's A' Bhriogais Leathair
  13. O Daonnnan, Daonnan
  14. Cailinn Nam Buadh
  15. Lòn Bàn - Aonghas Mac Aonghais 'ic Iain Mhòir
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