Gaelic Psalm Singing has long been a hidden gem in the canon of traditional music in Scotland. It is a uniquely Scottish “Sean Nòs” ancient vocal style, and developed over hundreds of years as part of the Islands Presbyterian Church services. Importantly, it was also nurtured in its natural environment of family worship, and as such, is still seen as an important aspect of both the Gaelic and spiritual culture of the Islands.
This recording was made in August 2016, and was the flagship musical event of An Lanntair Arts Centres Creative Places award. In celebration of the tradition, Psalm singers and precentors from the Islands of Lewis and Harris combined with classical and traditional musicians to present an unforgettable evening of spiritual music.