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Griogair Laobhrach -Cò e..? About Griogair..
Griogair Labhruidh was brought up by Loch Lomond and belongs to the Labhruidh family of Ballachulish who were renowned in Scotland for Highland music. He was immersed in his family’s piping traditions from a young age and has for many years now, devoted himself to being an ambassador for the depth of the Gaelic tradition to which he belongs pursuing piping, singing, storytelling and other endeavors.
Griogair is a fluent natural speaker of the now rarely heard Ballachulish dialect of Gaelic, more specifically that of West Laroch, and has learned this from a living tradition to which he has a direct connection.
There have been numerous Gaelic singers, pipers and storytellers among Griogair’s forebears on both sides of his family (also having ties to Argyll and Skye on his mother’s side). He has resurrected much material which is now unknown to contemporary Gaelic Scotland through his research into his tradition and is committed to keeping his particular regional variation of the Gaelic dialect, singing and piping alive.
Griogair’s influences include his father Gordon, Uilleam Labhruidh (Ballachulish), Aonghas Labhruidh (Òban) and the numerous singers from the Lochaber and North Argyll area who were recorded by the School of Scottish Studies. He also draws much of his material from earlier collections of traditional material made by collectors and folklorists in his area.
He has two commercial recordings Dail-rìata and Guaillibh a Chèile and performs regularly with some of the most notable performers in Scotland and Ireland.
Griogair lives in his ancestoral village of Ballachulish where he intends to preserve and pass on the traditions which are so precious to him.
Dealbh - Background Photo
An t-Sraid Geal, Baile Chaolais, sraid mo dhùthchais... Chan eil ach paidhir de na taighean air fhàgail.