Not often I’m lost for words…

So I’ll leave it to the Heb News…

Gaelic band Bi Beo have just released the first Gaelic rap video. The group is a contemporary and original band performing and recording new songs entirely in the Gaelic language. The video, with English subtitles, has hard hitting lyrics on the theme of alcoholism and the destructive effect on peoples lives. The band have been quietly getting on creating Gaelic music that is modern and with passion, as well as playing gigs at home and  abroad for a number of years and have two albums out with new songs  entirely in Gaelic and a third album ready to record in early spring. This is certainly the first rap video in the Gaelic language  as it shows  the versatility and potential of moving the language into new modes of expression, while guaranteeing it’s acceptance in main stream music…

Just for the hell of it let’s mash up the video with another black n white tale of misery. It’s called An Haine, a film shot in the Cearns, grittily documenting the lives of errant young coves with nothing to live for but a giro and a fight in the narrows.

Turn down the volume on one video or the other to enjoy hebridean thuglife to the full…