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Ailein Duinn

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    With a six sided (digipak) gatefold card case, complete with twenty page booklet containing lyrics, translations, and many lovely photos by Aga Tomaszek

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Ailein Duinn is a traditional Scottish lament written in Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) for Ailein Moireasdan by his fiancée Annag Chaimbeul in 1788, after Ailein’s ship sailed into a storm losing all on board. Annag devastated at losing Ailean, died several months later of a broken heart.


Gura mise tha fo èislean 
Moch ‘s a' mhadainn is mi 'g èirigh  

Ò hì, shiùbhalainn leat  
Hì rì bhò, hò rù bhì
Hì rì bhò, hò rinn ò hò
Ailein Duinn, ò hì shiùbhalainn leat   

Ma 's e 'n cluasag dhut a ghaineamh 
Ma 's e leabaidh dhut an gheamainn 


Ma 's en t-iasg do choinlean geala
Ma 's na ròin do luchd-faire   


Dh'òlainn deoch ge boil le càch e
Dè dh'fhuil do choim 's tu 'n dèidh do bhathadh


How sorrowful I am
Early in the morning when I rise

Ò hì, I would travel with thee
Hì rì bhò, hò rù bhì
Hì rì bhò, hò rinn ò hò
Brown haired Alan, ò hì, I would travel with thee

If the sand is thy pillow
If the seaweed is thy bed


If the fish are thy candles bright
If the seals are thy watchmen


I would drink though all would abhor it
Of thy heart's blood after thy drowning



from Entwined, released April 25, 2016
Traditional - arranged and produced by Ben Heneghan and Ian Lawson.

Vocals: Siobhán Owen
Keyboards: Ian Lawson



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Siobhan Owen Adelaide, Australia

Siobhan is a Welsh born Australian Celtic singer / harpist with a unique vocal style - blending her ethereal soprano voice with heart wrenching Celtic lilts. Performing at festivals and concerts around Australia from an early age, Siobhan is rapidly gaining recognition on the international stage. She returns to Europe in June 2016 for performances in Italy, Germany, France, Siberia, and the UK. ... more

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