Monday, May 08, 2023

Bridghde Chaimbeul - Carry Them With Us [Tak:til / Glitterbeat Records]

Put out on the circuit via the Glitterbeat Records offspring Tak:til on April 14th, 2k23 is "Carry Them With Us", the third full length album outing by Scottish smallpipes player Brighde Chaimbeul and her first one for the label so far. Being an awarded spearhead of the smallpipes revival and influential in what is described by the label as Experimental Celtic Music Brighde Chaimbeul teamed up with saxophone player Colin Stetson for a total of nine pieces rolled out over approx. 36 minutes playtime to present a one of a kind sonic journey, amalgamating classic Celtic Folk traditions with a contemporary compositional approach resulting in fascinatingly spiralling cuts like "Tha Fonn Gun Bhi Trom: I Am Disposed Of Mirth", the intense multilayered droning of "Cronan" or the festive, solemn melodic sequences of the traditional "Piobaireachd Nan Eun: The Birds" which, btw, is one of only two full on vocal pieces on this album just to name a few. This is something interesting and different even if smallpipes and Folk related music seem to be far off your beaten musical path. Go check.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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