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The Skye boat song

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

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


Songs of Scotland


Track 8 on CDH55336 [3'17]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67106 track 8

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    Superseded by CDH55336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
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