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The accompanying music video for Tairm can be viewed here:


Glaodhadh, glaodhadh
Sgaoil! sgaoil!
Taomadh, ’g aomadh
Sgaoil am brath-sa! sgaoil!
Sgaoil am brath-sa! sgaoil!

Ceilear; ceileir!
Èist ri m’ òran! èist!
Ceilear, cèile
Èigh nam chànain! èigh!
Èist ri m’ òran! èist!

Gairm, a’ gairm
A’ gairm an seo leam fèin
’S chan eil èistear a thilleas èigheach

Caithream; dèan caithream!
Till rium rann sa chainnt as grinn’!

Thoir dhomh mìr den cheòl a lèigheas!

Tairm; chan eil ach tairm
A’ seinn sa chànain binn
’S chan eil mith no maith a dh’èisteas


crying, yelling
cast, disperse
pouring out, breaking down
spread this message, go
take this message, go

listen to my song, listen
hider, partner
call out in my language, call out
listen to my song, listen

listen to the mute
the message that won’t reach
the message that can’t be understood
him, alone, calling
crying out for someone with an answer
an answer to heal
an answer to save his species

calling, calling
calling here alone
no listener to return my call

the joyous sound, make that joyous sound
send back a verse in the sweetest of languages
send just a fragment of the music that would provide the cure

a summons, only an echoing summons
singing in the melodious tongue
with no one, nothing to listen


released March 14, 2019
Written & performed by Alasdair Whyte & Ross Whyte
Produced, mixed & mastered by Martin Low


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WHYTE Glasgow, UK

WHɎTE’s unique blend of electronica and Gaelic song has been winning them plaudits at home and abroad since the band’s inception in 2016.

The duo comprises electronic composer, musician and Scottish Album of the Year-longlisted Ross Whyte (Aberdeenshire) and Gaelic singer, songwriter and twice-nominated Hands Up for Trad Gaelic Singer of the Year Alasdair C. Whyte (Isle of Mull).
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