From the recording Faoinsgeulan
Eilean a’ Cheò – Traditional (Arranged by Fiùran)
Vocals and Instrument Programming – Krista Grant
Eilean a’ Cheò (The Misty Isle or Isle of Skye) is our tribute to Mairi Mhòr (Mary MacPherson) (March 10, 1821 – November 7, 1898) who was a Scottish Gàidhlig poet from the Island of Skye. Most of her poems focused on the poignant Highland Clearances and land struggle. Mairi Mhòr overcame persecution and adversity, learned English, and rose up to become a notable singer, poet and strong advocate for the Scottish independence movement at that time.