Gaelic Singer Of The Year winner at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2012
(September 2012) 13 tracks: Chaidh Mi Air Chuairt Do Dh'Fhionnairigh * Tillidh Mi * Iain Ghlinn Cuaich * Coigreach Siubhlach * Mo Shoraidh Do'n Eilean * Dean Ba Ba Mo Leanabh * Gleann Eite * Air A' Ghille Tha Mo Run * A Mhorbhairne Ghlas Nan Tulaichean * An Gille Ban * Cadal Cha Dean Mi * Soraidh * Long Mo Bhruadair.
Debut album from Riona, born and brought up in Morvern - a stunning collection of her personal favourite traditional Gaelic songs.
Music has always been an important and essential part of Riona's life, she has been singing solo from an early age and has also been an active member of groups, choirs as well as duets and quartets.
In 1986, Riona won the Silver Pendant at the National Mod in Edinburgh, she went on to win the coveted Gold Medal at the 2001 Stornoway National Mod, Scotland's Premier Gaelic Festival.
She is involved in many community projects and actively promotes Gaelic.
Since 2003 she has been running a Junior Mod Club on Mull.
The album name Bunachas, translated from Gaelic means root / foundation / ancestry.
Includes a comprehensive booklet, background notes to the songs, Gaelic words and English translations.
Riona Whyte (vocals), Mary Ann Kennedy (piano, clarsach, harmonium), Aaron Jones (guitar, bass), Nathan Jones (banjo, dobro), Gordon Gunn (fiddle, mandolin), Phil Cunningham (low whistle track 7), Nick Turner (bass track 4), Jock Turner (shaker track 4), Joy Dunlop, Nicola Pearson, Audrey Paterson, Murdo MacLeod, Ronnie Murray, Angus Smith, Creina Jackson, Mairi Jackson, Stuart Jackson, Alasdair Whyte, Megan Whyte (backing vocals).
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