Dàimh is a traditional Scottish folk quintet that has performed jigs and ballads throughout its nearly 20-year history. The group stays true to its Gaelic roots on its seventh studio album, "The Rough Bounds," released earlier this year. Dàimh delivers tender, romantically soothing melodies, with lyrics in traditional Gaelic. Ellen MacDonald has the voice of a sweet, yet melancholic songbird, expertly matched by the soloistic qualities of the pennywhistle, bagpipes, and the fiddle, and bolstered by the percussive rhythms of the mandolin and the acoustic guitar.
– BY KATIE HALLIGAN