An Danns Elegua

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An Danns Elegua (Nighean Rua' Bhàn)

Another meeting of the two folkloric cultures. The track features another puirt a beul, Nighean Rua' Bh√†n, which sings of the "auburn haired daughter of Red Donald the Piper and her dreams of going to the ball if only she could find a fiddler and a dram". This is answered by the coro "Oh Elegua, Obatala" in praise of the Orishas or Gods from the Afrircan/Caribbean Yorùbá and Santería faiths. Elegua is associated with the opening of ways or crossroads and Obatala the creator of bodies and the essence of clarity. Uilleann pipe solo by Jarlath Henderson.

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Nighean rudh' bhan bh'aig Dòmhnall Ruadh Pìobair - The auburn-haired daughter of Red Donald the Piper
Rachadh i bhall nam faigheadh i fìdhleir - Would go to a ball if she could find a fiddler.

"Oh Elegua, Obatala" in praise of the Orishas or Gods from the Afrircan/Caribbean Yorùbá and Santería faiths. Elegua is associated with the opening of ways or crossroads and Obatala the creator of bodies and the essence of clarity.

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from The Tall Islands, released February 17, 2014
Shippey, Fowlis, Pompa

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Salsa Celtica's synthesis of Afro Latin Salsa with Scottish and Irish traditional music has taken them and their music all over the world from the village halls of Scotland to some of the most important music festivals around the globe.

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