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Exalt Her (single). ©2018 by Cumhachd. All Rights Reserved. Musical arrangement by Cumhachd. Lyrics are based on the Old Testament Book of Proverbs.

CUMHACHD MUSIC IS…

 

Based in Vermont, USA, and Nova Scotia, Canada. Our name is Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) and is pronounced as COO-walk. Our music is an eclectic mix of traditional and modern lyrics combined into a unique, soul-stirring, groove-bending, bass-pounding aural ecstasy. You'll experience funk-inspired, original compositions and even some traditional lyrics blended with the unsilenced, living voice of Gàidhlig. You'll feel the distant echoes of Renaissance English and sometimes even peer into the deep, dark forest of Middle English and Anglo-Saxon.At the same time, you will keep one eye fixed firmly on the imaginative and scintillating world of the future.

We occasionally try to bring the Gaelic language to our musical landscape in a manner that gives it relevance to the contemporary scene and the new frontiers of EDM, Glam Rock, Techno and Folk Fusion. We believe that the divide between “traditional” music and “contemporary” music is artificial, artistically myopic and unfortunate. However, we are also totally committed to the preservation of traditional folk music in all of its forms.

So, if you love music not just as relic of the past but as a vibrant, living, powerful and inspirational jewel, come in and let us paint a picture for you.

We are releasing our newest music first via this website, so our newest creations you won’t hear on the streaming services for months.

This is an exciting time for the world of music. Expand your horizons and enjoy the vast field of voices that both celebrate and reach beyond the pop-rock oldies! Here is a good place to start.

Togaidh an Obair an Fhianais! Let the work bear the witness!

All Material is ©2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Cumhachd Music. All Rights Reserved. All content for demo use only.

 


 
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News & Updates

NEW SINGLES are currently available for DIRECT DOWNLOAD only on our PURCHASE page before release to the streaming platforms.

Count Baltar, Kanienkeha, Breathing In Breathing Out and Tranception, are available only at cumhachd.bandcamp.com.

To purchase material directly, follow our PURCHASE page. For booking or correspondence, contact us at cumhachdmusic@outlook.com.  

Please come experience our art projects on Instagram and TikTok. We’re also on Twitter. 

We've launched our new YOUTUBE and VIMEO channel under Cumhachd Music, although we’re not too impressed by the video companies who still profit hugely from the legal loophole that allows an exemption of royalty payments to artists for music that is “synched to video”.

However, until the consumer is willing and able to pay artists for their hard work instead of stripping audio for free, artists will have to depend on these sites for a little self-advertising! So, make the effort to subscribe, to like, and not judge too harshly in the comments sections!  

 

 


Are You a Song Writer or Poet?

If you are a writer and would like to submit material for us to consider, please contact us at cumhachdmusic@outlook.com. We pay a small initial, upfront per word amount for new material and offer royalty contracts for material we can use in our music. We respect the rights of writers and do not use our call for writers to gather free material or free ideas. We are a registered publisher with ASCAP.

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