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Track(s) taken from CDH55336

The Skye boat song

First line:
Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing
composer
author of text

Marie McLaughlin (soprano), Isobel Frayling-Cork (clarsach)
Recording details: April 1999
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 2000
Total duration: 3 minutes 17 seconds

Cover artwork: Loch Linnhe.
Photograph by Malcolm Crowthers
 
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Reviews

'Marie McLaughlin sings with warm tone, affection, humour and zest' (Gramophone)

'Marie McLaughlin sings these songs in a clear, unpretentious soprano, evidently delighting in the texts, which she delivers in a pleasing, crystalline brogue. An exquisite disc' (International Record Review)
A traditional air. The song relates to an incident concerning Prince Charles in the winter of 1745/6 when he escaped from his enemies by putting out to sea in a rising storm with Flora Macdonald and a few other loyal Highland followers. His pursuers did not dare to follow.

from notes by John Currie 2000

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