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Sollys - Gaelic songs on digital download

Tue, 05 Nov 2019


Culture Vannin have re-released an essential album of Manx Gaelic song for online download
Sollys - which means 'light' - gathers together 30 songs in Manx Gaelic. Mainly unaccompanied, they
show the wide range of material being sung in the Manx language - old words to new tunes, new words
to new tunes, and traditional material from the manuscript collections.

Dr Chloë Woolley, Manx Music Development Officer for Culture Vannin said; “As well as being an enjoyable album to listen to
which has captured many of our best Gaelic singers, Sollys is also a handy resource for those wishing to learn the old Manx songs and for scholars interested in the Gaelic language."

Featuring fourteen well-known singers: Bob Carswell, Aalin Clague, Bill Corlett, Cairistiona Dougherty, David Fisher, Jonee Fisher, Hillary Gale, Phil Gawne, Sarah Hewson, Greg Joughin, Ruth Keggin, Clare Kilgallon, Annie Kissack and Julie Matthews, the album has a selection of solos, duets and trios, plus a choral piece from Gaelic choir, Caarjyn Cooidjagh.

Originally released in 2012, the album contains well-loved Manx songs such as Ushag Veg Ruy, Arrane ny Niee and Graih Foalsey,
but also some lesser known songs, including Va Billey Beg Gaase, Vuddee Veg and the Bulgham Sea Song.

The whole album can be downloaded for £5 HERE
Also available to stream via the Culture Vannin Soundcloud or buy as a CD album from Culture Vannin and other bookshops.

More information and sleeve-notes to Sollys

[photos - Manx Gaelic singer Aalin Clague & Sollys album cover]