Album Review: Làn Dùil by Mary Jane Lamond

Album Name: Làn Dùil
Artist: Mary Jane Lamond
Year/Label: 2000 / Turtlemusik/Tidemark

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Review by Digman

“Làn Dùil” is the musical voice of Mary Jane Lamond. A dulcet but esoteric singing means of communicating by the use of Gaelic beauty, which presents to the listener that mysterious but mellifluous cognitive process, of the ability of music to interpret any language… into universal song. The words might be recondite but the voice is not!

Filled with the folk art of non-commercial pop; “Làn Dùil” is the voice of history – ‘Old Songs Into New.’ It is sorrowful, soulful and sung by an angel… Harmonious, passionate and sung by an angel – It is spiritual!

Singing in a language of incomprehensible beauty, Lamond has found a lost art in the historical treasures of Scottish Gaelic culture.

Comprising eleven-tracks of audio-hypnotic, Gaelic exotic and vocally intensive (sensitive), ancient lyrical forms. Làn Dùil is ‘deàrrsgnuìdh’… meaning brilliant and very well performed!

Posted on July 24, 2002

Track Listing
1. A Mháiri Bhóidheach – Davidge, Brad
2. Fáill Ìll Ò Ro
3. Mo Mhaili Bheag Òg
4. An Nochd Is Trom Tha Mo Cheum
5. Cha Tig Mòr Mo Bhean Dhachaidh – Piltch, Rob
6. Mo Ghille Mór Foghain’each
7. A Mhòrag ‘s Na Horo Gheallaidh – Buchanan, Janet
8. Nach Till Thu Dhòmhnaill?
9. Seallaibh Curraigh Eòghainn
10. Crodh Air A’ Bhruaich
11. Ill Ú Ill Ò Illean ‘s

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Rating: 4 Stars
Comment: just heard the track 6 on Audiogalaxy Rhapsody. don’t understand a word of what she is saying, but somehow the exact meaning of her words seems insignificant compared to the clear and natural expression in her voice. on the whole, the music is excellently produced and harmonized on 4 or 5 instrument levels. gotta love the gaelic influence, it represents the very heartbeat of the music.. 🙂
By Richard Huizen on Wednesday, May 18, 2005


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