One of the songs included in Mary Ann Kennedy's multi-media show 'Cluaidh - Ùrachadh Na h-Aibhne' ('Clyde - A River Recovery'), commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage for the 2018 Royal National Mod in Dunoon.
Nearly a quarter of all the world's cetaceans - whales, dolphins and porpoises - are found in Scottish coastal waters. Over tha last century, our relationship with these magnificent mammals has changed significantly - from exploitation to conservation.
Perhaps the most fascinating of all is the way in which they use sound: to find food, to navigate, to seek potential mates and to maintain social bonds. In the spring of 2018, a pod of Orca was spotted in the Clyde near Dunoon,apparently hunting seals or porpoises.
It's the first time they've been seen in the Upper Clyde in many years. The multi-time-signature looped track is inspired by the Gaelic rhyme collected by Fr. Allan McDonald on the food chain of various fish.
The song is 'A Mhuc a bh' Againn a's an Dìg', learned from the singing of Rev. William Matheson.