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First Gaelic festive CD launched
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Gaelic Christmas songs have appeared on compilations
The first Gaelic Christmas music CD has been launched on the last day of the Royal National Mod.

Highland Council, recording company Greentrax and the Mairi Mhor Song Fellowship are behind the project.

The double album, Duan Nollaig, has Gaelic Christmas carols and songs. It was launched in Fort William.

Fiona Mackenzie, of the fellowship, said that until now there has not been a dedicated festive album in the language.

She said: "Since I began working in the fellowship five years ago, I have been inundated with requests from all over the world from people looking for recordings and lyrics of Gaelic carols.

"But to date there is no such resource available apart from the odd track on various Celtic compilation albums."

Fort William hosted the 104th Mod.

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