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Skara Brae

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:39 pm
by Roibeard Óg
I was watching the Skara Brae concert on TG4 (after the show with my music teacher :lol: ). They sang so many Clannad songs and at the end sang 'Níl sé n'Lá'. Before the song Mícheal said;

This one is most connected with Clannad, so we would like to thank Clannad for introducnig us to this song

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:06 pm
by richard
WHO THE HECK ARE SKARA BRAE???.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:21 pm
by Roibeard Óg
:oops: :oops: Soz, forgot to add the 'Who are Skara Brae' option to the poll. Skara Brae - click here for info or here to buy the album

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:17 am
by irish at heart
I'm not sure who Skara Brae is myself..so I'll have to find out and possibly listen to some clips before I can judge. :)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:11 am
by youremyenergy79
I don t know skara... :)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:51 am
by mise
Skara Brae... didn't they start out around the same time as the Brennan's did. I remember that they worked together on Clannad two at least.

They have the same songs as Clannad, as they used the same area to find their songs, but Skara Brae treat the songs in a far more traditional way. I think they are a wonderful group and the documentry was really nice to watch!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:56 pm
by Methica
youremyenergy79 wrote:I don t know skara... :)

Me neither..:P

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:35 pm
by richard
any one know skara brae;s music?. send me a weblink

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:54 pm
by Roibeard Óg
You can purchase it here;
http://www.amazon.com/Skara-Brae/dp/B000009NQC

Or from the record company here;
http://www.gael-linn.ie/GaelLinn/MusicS ... U=CEFCD031

Their music is amazing, and although I hate to admit it, I much preffer it to Clannad's earlier albums, and if Clannad's early trad albums were master pieces, believe me, this should have been a Grammy winner in the day it was released!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:47 pm
by Niamh
Is there also a site where you can listen to soundfiles or something?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:45 pm
by irish at heart
Niamh wrote:Is there also a site where you can listen to soundfiles or something?


I was going to ask the same question since I went to Amazon.com and they didn't have any. :?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:19 pm
by Roibeard Óg
irish at heart wrote:
Niamh wrote:Is there also a site where you can listen to soundfiles or something?

I was going to ask the same question since I went to Amazon.com and they didn't have any. :?


I can't find any, but there will be some on Mícheal Ó Domhnaill's memorial website soon enough.

As many of you will know, Mícheal Ó Domhnaill from Skara Brae passed away suddenly. I was on the memorial website and found a picture of Moya, Mary Black, Maighréad Ní Dhomhnaill, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh [Altan] and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill singing 'Mo Ghile Mear' together. This was one of Mícheal's favorite songs along with Airdí Cuan. On the Clannad concert many of you watched on TG4's 'Ardán', Maighréad and Tríona joined Clannad on 'Níl Sé 'na Lá' at the end.

PIC:
Image

There's also a video
There's also an amazing picture of Mairéad:
http://www.michealodomhnaill.com/images/omos/BW-01-002.jpg

Skara Brae

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:18 pm
by Sugar Land Celt
Great links and video Roibeard Og. Thank you for posting. Do you know if the band originally took the name Skara Brae after the neolithical village on Orkney?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:03 am
by Roibeard Óg
That's exactly where they got the name :D
They loved the strength of the word 'Skara', and Brae sounded like a northern Donegal pronunciation of 'Breá', meaning 'Brilliant' :]

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:05 pm
by Dubhy63
I love the music of Skara Brae,but it's not strange when one looks at the names behind it.Thanks for posting the information Roibeard Óg :)