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Bho iar-dheas nan eilean gu Sealltainn shuas;
Clach-stèidh' na daoine, gun fhaoineas na glòir.
(Put a meek hand on rocks and hear their story;
the stone that was ancient when this world was still young.)
Cuir làmh chaomh air creagan 's cluinn an sgeul;
a' chlach bha aosda nuair bha 'n saoghal seo fhathast òg.
(From the south-west of the islands up to Shetland;
the foundation stone of the people, without vanity in her glory.)
Cha toir gaoth no crìoch oirr' geilleachdainn;
's i buan, gun chaochladh na h-aonadh gun phròis.
(Neither wind nor border can force her to submit;
she's everlasting, without changing in her union without conceit.)
released April 23, 2021
James Lindsay / Ewen Henderson
Kinnaris Quintet alternates wonderfully between sweet warmth and rapturous joy. They accomplish what all good folk music aims at. It's very difficult to make an instrumental album of this length not start to all sound the same, but every track on Free One is so well constructed as to be chapters of a moving story, finally deeply satisfied by the conclusion of the title track. By jolts and false starts it alludes to brokenness without drowning in it. It's full of a realism that sees the ugliness of the real world and yet chooses joy, and this to me is what it truly means to be free. gripraven