I picked up this CD on a long weekend trip to Skye in 2002 and have enjoyed
seeing the girls getting a bit of success since then. They have also released a
second CD which I will post if there is ANY interest. Julie Fowlis also has a
couple of excellent CD's and has even been on UK telly!!!
Dòchas are a young and dynamic all-female band playing traditional music from
the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and Ireland - Kathleen Boyle, Julie
Fowlis, Carol-Anne MacKay, Eilidh MacLeod and Jenna Reid play fiddle, pipes,
whistle, accordion, piano, clàrsach and guitar.
The five girls are all music graduates, who, individually and as a band, have
toured extensively all over Britain, Ireland, Europe and America. They have an
energetic and fresh style which has captured audiences across the country.
Dochas have appeared on numerous television programmes, and have performed
alongside acts such as Altan, The Liz Docherty Band, The Incredible String Band
and Danu. They perform driving tune sets mixed with poignant Gaelic songs, all
tastefully arranged. Produced by Iain MacDonald.
Very Gaelic, very contemporary, yet firmly embedded in the tradition.
01 Chuir Lad Mise dh'Eilean Leam Fhin
02 Irish Jigs / Tobin's Favourite / Danny Anthony's / James Byrne's
03 The Pashmina and the Cromag / Back of the Changehouse / The Famous Ballymote
/ Quinie fae Rhynie
04 Waulking Song
05 Neilidh O'Boyle's Highland / Duloman na Binnt Bui / Sean'sa Cheó
06 Puirt - a - Beul
07 Miss Elizabeth Garland
08 Robbie Paterson's / The Marquis of Huntly / Jenna Reid of Quarff
09 Eilean Uibhist Mo Ruin (My Beloved Island of Uist)
10 Fingal's weeping / Inspector Donald Campbell of ness / Nighean aig a Chota
11 Ray's Classic / Balleydesmond 1 / Balleydesmond 2 / Terry Teehan's
12 The Long Night / Tar the House / Na Goisidich
13 Am Bron Binn (The Sweet Sorrow)