Colum Sands and Maggie MacInnes - The Seedboat - Bata an t-Sil

Colum Sands and Maggie MacInnes - The Seedboat - Bata an t-Sil

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(September 2010) 13 tracks: Calum's Boat * The Wave Upon The Shore * The Seedboat * I'm A Terrible Man * Dh'fhalbh Mo Nighean Chruinn Donn * Rory Dall's Port * It Was A' For Our Rightfu' King * Dance Like Billy * The High Walls Of Derry * Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda * Ard Ti Cuan * A Window Half Open * The Castle Of Wild Waves.

A bilingual blend of songs old and new, The Seedboat is a captivating experience of tunes, songs, stories and rememberings crafted together seamlessly by two master musicians - together Maggie and Colum transport you to another time and place.

"The Seedboat sails from Barra shore, Young Donald's gone to Newry, And though he swears a swift return, 'Til then she'll miss him dearly.."

These opening lines of translation follow in the wake of a bitter-sweet love song that has inspired two musicians from either end of its voyage to embark on a fascinating new journey of music song and story. Mo Ghille Dubh Dhonn (The Brown Haired Lad) is one of the great treasures of the Scottish Gaelic song tradition, recalling love lost and found as The Seedboat sailed from Barra to Newry.

Now, some two centuries after its maiden voyage, the Seedboat sails again as Maggie Maclnnes and Colum Sands invite all to find a seat amidst the cargo of clarsach (harp) and guitar, that explores the words and tunes that have divided and joined the people of Ireland and Scotland for centuries.


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