Centaur Records (CRC5024) - October 2000

Cairdeas (kear'-jus; Scots Gaelic, noun) 1. connections; 2. kinship
An album of connections and kinship - it has been a time of rediscovery for the trio and a time of amazing progress. Frang has become an integral part of the basic sound and the energy on stage has resulted in a stronger presentation of our beloved music. Our Margaret Beag sings on the disc ('S Ann an Eile), and brother Bob (a former member) returns on bass and harmony vocals work. Songs cover love and passion, marriage, accepting death, honoring promises, love of the land/country/village, friendships, defending one's own, as well as recognizing and accepting the blessings one has.

Glen Logie (Traditional), Robi Donna Gorach/Nae Mehr We’ll Meet Again (Traditional); ‘S Ann An Eile (Traditional); Leis An Lurgainn (Traditional); Kirkton Burn/Field of Fairies/Baile Chaill Na-Iola (D-B.Smith); Mo Nighean Donn Bhoidheach/Nut Brown Maiden (Traditional); I Wad Walk The Hielans (Jan & Dudley-Brian Smith); Nutmeg’s Wellys (Jan Smith); West Highland Waltz/Swept Away (Jan & Dudley-Brian Smith); ‘S Fliuch An Oidhche (Traditional); Catriona (D-B.Smith); An Ataireachd Ard/The Eternal Surge of the Sea (Traditional); Fire In The Glen (D-B.Smith); Apainn, Mo Chridhe/Appin, My Heart (D-B.Smith); Scotland, Fair Scotland (D-B.Smith); May The Road Rise To Meet You (Traditional); Na Drochaide Jubilee/The Jubilee Bridge (D-B.Smith).

Produced by Dudley-Brian Smith
Executive Producers: Victor Sache & Daniel Cassin
Recorded & Mastered by J. David Praet at Praet Recording, Alexandria, LA
Cover Photograph by Tim R. Gordon, 1997, used by permission from the book,
Turas Triomh Alba, available from Wanderings & Wonderings, Carthage, MS
Band Photography by Jim Zietz
Graphics by Aimee Doyle

All songs traditional, arranged by Smithfield Fair, 1999, except where
noted 1994-99 by the composer.

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