Traditional Gaelic Hip Hop Fusion
Griogair Labhruidh is a multi award winning Scottish Gaelic singer, poet/MC, piper and producer. He was born into a long line of indigenous Highland musicians on both sides of his family, including several of the most renowned composers in the piping tradition.
As an MC/Producer he follows in the tradition of conscious styled Hip Hop with influences like Gangstarr, J Dilla, Rakim, GZA, Pete Rock and Blackalicious. His rhymes are political and have their roots in an the ancient Gaelic spirituality of the pre-Christian, bardic traditions of the filidh/aos-dàna.
He is currently working on the first Scottish Gaelic Roots/Hip Hop fusion album producing all the beats and raps himself.
Griogair has worked with a range of legendary acts within the Scottish tradition ranging from Dàimh to Shooglenifty and is a member of the renowned world music fusion collective, Afro Celt Sound System. He also recently contributed to the highly popular tv series Outlander in a collaboration with the Grammy award winning composer Bear McReary.