Burnside Album Details

MacNeill, Flora, Orain Floridh

One of the first albums Temple Records’ Robin Morton produced when he came to Scotland in 1970 was of Flora MacNeil (Craobh Nan Ubhal - originally for Tangent Records and later re-released on Temple). She was then, and still is, a truly great singer. This latest recording (released in 2000) shows why she is, at the start of a new century, the great lady of Gaelic song. Gaelic song has recently become fashionable in a wave of interest in so called Celtic music. Flora’s singing was there before any passing trend, and her majestic presentation of her timeless tradition gives us a certainty beyond any fashion.