Hyperion Records

The Skye boat song
First line:
Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing
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Recordings
'Songs of Scotland' (CDH55336)
Songs of Scotland
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55336  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 8 on CDH55336 [3'17] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

The Skye boat song
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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