The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135457 Message #3089506
Posted By: Cuilionn
05-Feb-11 - 08:12 PM
Thread Name: Rhiannon Giddens/Carolina Chocolate Drops
Subject: RE: Carolina Chocolate Drops lineup change
MG-- She's singing in Scottish Gaelic (Gaidhlig) in that clip. Before she linked up with the fellows to start the Chocolate Drops, she was a classically-trained singer (arias and all that!) and took a nice side trip into Gaelic singing. I was a fellow student in a few Gaelic song workshops led by tradition-bearer Catherine Ann MacPhee at Feis Shiatail (The Seattle Feis) back then--I think it must have been 2002 or 2004. I marveled back then at Rhiannon's already considerable grace, skill, and presence.