Thu 1 Aug 2019
WHɎTE infuse original and traditional Gaelic song with the newest techniques in electronica.
The duo comprises Gaelic singer, songwriter and twice-nominated Hands Up for Trad Gaelic Singer of the Year Alasdair C. Whyte (Mull) and electronic composer, musician and Scottish Album of the Year-longlisted Ross Whyte (Aberdeenshire).
The band released their hotly-anticipated second album ‘Tairm’ in May 2019 following the release of their “absorbing” debut album ‘Fairich’ in 2016 (fRoots).
With an interpretation and direction described as being “important for Scottish music in general and Gaelic in particular” (Alun Woodward, Chemikal Underground Records), WHɎTE’s unique sound has been described as “achingly beautiful” (fRoots), “moody and alluring” (Songlines) and “wonderfully evocative” (Scots Whay Hae!).
The band’s new album features:
- seven new Gaelic songs;
- four new arrangments of traditional pieces;
- two new instrumental compositions, featuring original and traditional spoken word.
The band represented Alba/Scotland with the title track and first single from this second album at the Liet International 2018 XXL international new song competition in Friesland.
‘Cionran’, an original Gaelic song from the band’s debut album ‘Fairich’, received the 2017 Hands Up for Trad/Creative Scotland Nòs Ùr Songwriting Award.