An Fhideag Airgid — by Karen Matheson

Submitted by jkealing on

April 07, 2014

Karen Matheson is the lead singer of one of Scotland' most popular bands. She's been eprfoming Gaelic musics since she was a child. This song, (pronounced in EE-jag ar-ah-gitch) is translated to mean The Silver Whistle. It was written in the 1700s originally. In it, Matheson sings "Who will play the silver whistle? Since the song of my king has come to Scotland on a great ship with masts of silver. Welcome, welcome, may you be desired and famous. May there be fiddling and the choicest music before you." This song is courtesy of Putumayo's Celtic Dreamland album.


Country: United Kingdom