Friday, 28 May 2010

Music in the Morning - Friday

I struggled to find a version of this which matched my feeling for the tune.  This non-commercial recording comes closest  … at the moment.

The Dark Island is Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides.

Another moan is that I haven’t found English lyrics that I like.  I’ll have to write my own.

5 comments:

  1. my Father's favourite song, one of his favourites
    still have a few versions of it somewhere in my record collection

    do you think Jay Ungar was listening to this before he wrote Ashokan Farewell?

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  2. Deeply moving. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. After listening many times, I can play it on the piano. I will offer it to my Scottish friends when they visit. Please, send your lyrics when they're written.

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  4. Claudia Now I have a target to aim for.

    The wordsmith's brain is very slowly clunking.

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