A CD of Gaelic songs and nursery rhymes for young children has been launched by online sound resource Tobar an Dualchais.
Entitled Seinnibh Comhla Rinn (Sing with Us), the organisation has brought together some of the best material for children from its website.
New versions of the songs were recorded by three groups of school children: Gaelic-medium pupils at Plockton Primary School; Coisir na h-Oige BSGI (the Inverness Gaelic Primary School choir); and four pupils who attend Sgoil Ghaidhlig Ghlaschu (Glasgow Gaelic School).
TAD director Floraidh Forrest said: “Some of the songs and rhymes on the CD are well-known, but others won’t be so familiar to children, so it’s great they are getting the opportunity to learn these and, hopefully, pass them on to their own families.”
In addition to the 20 songs performed by school pupils, the original versions also appear on the CD. Most of the original recordings were made in the 1950s in people’s homes across the Highlands and islands.
Barbara Smith, a Gaelic-medium teacher at Plockton Primary School said: “We hope it will be a valuable resource for other children and that the various groups who use the CD will enjoy it just as much as we have enjoyed taking part.”
The CD, which has been funded with assistance from Bord na Gaidhlig, is being distributed to Gaelic-medium toddler groups, playgroups, pre-school groups and primary schools across Scotland.