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Griogal Cridhe

by Burd Ellen

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Griogal Cridhe: This tragic lament was written by Mòr Chaimbeul following the execution of her husband in 1570. She tells of finding his severed head on a stake in the ground. Gregor was 29 at the time of his death, we can only assume she was younger still. It's a powerful piece of poetry detailing the macro and microscopic swirl of her grief and rage.

Sealing & Pivoting: A new work for broken hurdy-gurdy and voice. Inspired by Scott Walker and dedicated to Paul Cross


released May 1, 2020


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Burd Ellen Glasgow, UK

Burd Ellen is a collaborative project featuring Debbie Armour (Alasdair Roberts, Green Ribbons) and Gayle Brogan (Pefkin, Barrett’s Dottled Beauty). The group uses traditional song to explore and evoke dark landscapes and deep stories. Innovative instrumentation, drone and sound-wash support detailed vocal work to create a unique sonic atmosphere. ... more


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