The Skye boat song

First line:
Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing
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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

Recordings

Songs of Scotland
CDH55336Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Details

Track 8 on CDH55336 [3'17] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Track-specific metadata for CDH55336 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-10608
Duration
3'17
Recording date
16 April 1999
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Songs of Scotland (CDA67106)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: March 2000
    Deletion date: October 2007
    Superseded by CDH55336
  2. Songs of Scotland (CDH55336)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: July 2009
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)