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A Thirteenth-century Love Lilt

The melody was taken down from Ann Macneill, a singer in Barra
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The words of additional verses are from Beauties of Gaelic Poetry and Lives of the Highland Bards by John Mackenzie (1806–1848) where ‘this little song is attributed to a Highland Sappho of the thirteenth century’.
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Land of Heart's Desire


Track 8 on CDH55204 [2'06]

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Recording date
16 July 1997
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
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  1. Land of Heart's Desire (CDA66988)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: November 1997
    Deletion date: April 2004
    Superseded by CDH55204
  2. Land of Heart's Desire (CDH55204)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: November 2005
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