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AWIL 241 - Mary Ann Kennedy

 Multi-faceted ‘Voice of Scotland’, Mary Ann Kennedy on this A World in London! Click here: Music fans will already be familiar with the broadcasting voice of Mary Ann Kennedy steering Roots music through BBC Scotland & Radio 3 with panache. We caught up with MAK in her musician persona as she was drawn away from her idyllic home near Ben Nevis down to Tuned In London’s HQ in smoggy Bermondsey for an intimate, sold-out gig last night. MAK is up for four MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards including Best Album Of The Year (An Dàn), Gaelic Singer of the Year, Community Project Of The Year (Tiree  Songbook) and Media Category (Seirm). That album, An Dàn - a Gaelic word meaning 'fate' - is her premier solo outing showing off her talent for creating rich, lusciously layered melodies, combining her expertise on harp, keyboards, and guitar, topped with vocals of a higher & Highland nature. Another CD is on its way soon, offering more mountains of Gaelic goodness for a modern world, but meanwhile, hear MAK's beautiful songs on this AWIL - such as 'Seinn, Horo, Seinn' (Sing with one voice), a call to look forward to new ideas while honouring the past as well as the delightful love song 'Mise Fhuair'. 'Mise Fhuair' was penned by one of Gaeldom's most revered poets, Aonghas MacNeacail and translates as 'I Have Won The Apple'.  Cast your vote before November 24th at the Scots Trad Awards by simply clicking on this site

ARTIST                                  TRACK                                   COUNTRY

Joji Hirota                   Chikyu                        Japan/UK

Mary Ann Kennedy   Mise Fhuair                 Scotland

‘                       ‘           Oran do dh’lain Domhnallach

‘                       ‘           Gradh Geal Mo Chridhe

‘                       ‘           Seinn, Horo, Seinn

                        ‘           Dan Ur do Fhloraidh NicNill

Martin Alvarado        Estas En Mi Corazon  Argentina

Namvula                    Moto                            UK/Zambia

Stefanos Tsourelis Trio  Phrygian Major       Greece/UK

Lo’Jo                            Fonetiq                       France

AWIL Goin’ Global Gigs Guide: Nov 16 Baloji @ Islington Assembly Hall, Nov 18 War & Peace – concert of Arabic, Persian & Kurdish music at Khalili Lecture Theatre SOAS with Peyman Heydarian, Nov 18 RAKA @ Jamboree, Nov 18 Gypsy Kings @ RFH, Nov 20 Maya Youssef ‘Syrian Dreams’ album launch @ Rich Mix, Nov 21 Plastikes Karekles @ Green Note, Nov 19 Nina Miranda’s Arti Parti @ Aces & Eights, Nov 25 Namlo @ Tramshed, Nov 25 Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights @ The Alice, Nov 29 DJ Ritu @ Science Museum Illuminating India, Dec 6 Lo’Jo @ Rich Mix   ...more at 

15/11/17  AWIL 241  #AWorldInLondon is podcast on #Itunes & #Mixcloud:   A World In London – in its ELEVENTH year! Live on Wednesdays, 4pm, from SOAS Radio:  and AWIL/CC at Resonance 104.4fm at 6.30pm, repeat Monday 8am, online, DAB  & on Resonance Extra 5pm Wednesdays.  Join us on Twitter @aworldinlondon  This week James Patrick Gavin & Tad Sargent at Resonance, click:  Next week Latchepen at SOAS & Maya Youssef at Resonance.  Twitter:@djritu1  @aworldinlondon