Ruth featuring on new Gaelic song CD: Sollys
The Manx Heritage Foundation has just released two exciting new CDs – one full of Manx song and the other with tracks from five up-and-coming young bands.
Sollys – which means ‘light’ – gathers together 30 songs in Manx Gaelic. Mainly unaccompanied, they show the range of material currently being sung – old words to new tunes, new words to new tunes as well as traditional material from the manuscript collections. Featuring fourteen well-known singers – Bob Carswell, Aalin Clague, Bill Corlett, Cairistìona Dougherty, David Fisher, Jonee Fisher, Hillary Gale, Phil Gawne, Sarah Hewson, Greg Joughin, Ruth Keggin, Clare Kilgallon, Annie Kissack, Julie Matthews and Caarjyn Cooidjagh – the CD features solos, duets, trios and one choral piece.
Sollys is currently sold in shops throughout the Isle of Man at the RRP of £10. They will soon be available in the online shop on www.manxmusic.com where the extensive sleevenotes are also available to download.