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Brian Ó hEadhra is an established and highly acclaimed musician & singer based in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. He performs regularly with the Gaelic quartet Cruinn as well as with the trio Charlie McKerron (fiddle) and Sandy Brechin (accordion) in the trio MacKerron, Brechan & Ó hEadhra.
Brian also performs as a solo singer-songwriter (in Scottish Gaelic & English) and also with his wife, the prestigious Gaelic & English language singer-songwriter Fiona Mackenzie.
His music is possibly best known across the folk world through the band Anam which he established in 1994. Anam, as a band ceased in 2005.
Over the years he has brought out eight albums with different acts including a solo album of his songs called 'Life'. Brian sings and writes songs in English, Irish and Scottish Gaelic. His latest album was released in January 2011 and is entitled: An t-Allt. Listen to his work on his myspace page.
Apart from his music, Brian is the Scottish Gaelic Arts & Culture Officer for Bòrd na Gàidhlig & Creative Scotland.
Past projects include:
Blas Festival (Artistic Director)
Nòs Ùr - Celtic & Scots languages song competition
Gaelic language classes & training (Ùlpan method)
Simultaneous translation services (Gaelic to English).
Brian is a passionate supporter of Gaelic and is often involved in a number of regional and community projects supporting the language and culture.
'S e seinneadair is bàrd cliùteach a th' ann am Brian Ó hEadhra, a tha stèidhichte ann an Inbhir Nis, Alba. Bidh e a' cluich gu tric leis a' chòmhlan Cruinn agus cuideachd leis an trio Tearlach McKerron (fidheil) agus Sandy Brechin (bocsa-ciùil) sa chòmhlan McKerron, Brechin & Ó hEadhra.
Bidh Brian a' seinn na aonar agus cuideachd leis a' bhean aige, an sar-sheinneadair (sa Ghaidhlig is Beurla) Fiona Mackenzie.
Bidh cuid eolach air Brian bhon seann comhlan aige - Anam, a chur e air bhonn ann an 1994. Sguir a' chomhlan ann an 2005.
Tharais na bliadhnachain tha Brian air seachd clàran fhoillseachadh - a' gabhail a-steach an clar aige fhein 'Life'. Bidh e a' sgrìobhadh amhrain ann am Beurla, Gaeilge agus Gaidhlig. 'S e An t-Allt an t-ainm den clàr as ùra aig Brian, a thàinig a-mach san Dùbhlachd 2010. Èistibh ris a cheol air a dhuilleag Soundcloud.
Cho math leis a cheòl, tha Brian na Oifigear Ealan & Cultar aig Bòrd na Gàidhlig is Alba Chruthachail.
Pròiseactan a tha seachad:
Fèis Bhlais (Stiuiriche Ealain)
Nòs Ùr - Farpais oran ann an canannan Ceilteach is Albais.
Clasaichean & Trèanadh ann an Gàidhlig (dòigh Ùlpan)
Seirbheisean Eadar-theangachadh mar aon (Gaidhlig gu Beurla).