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Descarga Ga​é​lica

from The Tall Islands by Salsa Celtica

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Descarga Gaélica kicks off with a bass and percussion salsa tumbao which is joined by the Scottish Gaelic traditional "puirt a beul" Crathadh D' Aodaich a Ghaoil, sung by Megan Henderson and guest vocalist Kathleen MacInnes. Port-a-beul is Gaelic for 'mouth music', music made by the mouth for dancing.
In this puirt a beul a girl eagerly awaits the return of her sweetheart, she says that he will return around Halloween time, with his sails billowing in the wind.
The salsa coro/chorus replies with "Bailalo Gozalo" (dance - enjoy) and Cuban sonero Ricardo Fernandez opens up on the theme, followed by an explosion of classic salsa trumpet and brass before the track finishes with a return to the puirt a beul theme.
Working with Scottish Gaelic is yet another new and original flavour for Salsa Celtica and it is safe to say that this is the worlds first Gaelic salsa track.


Crathadh d'aodaich a ghaoil - With sails unfurled, my love
Thig thu'n taobh-sa mu Shamhainn - You will come this way about Halloween

Bailalo con sabor , gozalo!
Dance with style, enjoy!


from The Tall Islands, released February 17, 2014
Descarga Gaélica (Crathadh D' Aodaich a Ghaoil)  Henderson, Shippey, 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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