Hayley Griffiths video for new single Siùil a Ruin

Hayley Griffiths
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Hayley Griffths has released a vide for the Celtic song Siùil a Ruin, which you can watch below.

It's taken from Far From Here, one of two new album Griffiths releases today, the other being MELANIE. The latter is the first album with the Hayley Griffiths Band and features a duet between Griffiths and Big Big Train drummer Nick D'Virgilio.

On Far From Here, however, is a Celtic rock album on which Griffiths has worked with former Pallas keyboard player Mike Stobbie.

"I chose Siùil a Ruin as one of the Celtic songs I wanted Mike to re-imagine for me after spending years singing a version of the song in Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance all around the world," Griffiths tells Prog.

"It’s a beautiful song that is sung half in English and half in Gaelic. It translates as “Go, my Love” and is about a young woman addressing her beloved who has gone to war and asking him to still walk beside her, in the verses she tells of all things she would do including selling everything she owns to try and keep him safe. With everything going on around the World right now I know this sentiment can be sadly understood by too many."

Far From Here features 11 songs; the title track, penned by Stobbie, and the other 10 tracks are brand new cinematic style arrangements of much loved traditional Celtic songs. You can watch a video for first single, Far From Here, below.

MELANIE features seven new rock tracks (plus three bonus tracks on the CD version) and has been mixed by Romesh Dodangoda (MotörheadBring Me The Horizon, Funeral For A Friend).

Get Far From Here and MELANIE.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.