over the Sea
West over the sea takes us to a zone where time stands still - archaic stringed instruments and voice with harper Helen Davies on Celtic harp and singer Agnethe Christensen on Baltic cittern. The timeless beauty of texts and music with roots in the mists of the Scandinavian heritage.
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|1||Unst boatsong, Shetland||1:36|
|2||Clerk Colven, Scotland||6:01|
|3||My Ladie Laudians Lilt, Scotland||3:53|
|4||Balladen om Hildina, Shetland||14:09|
|5||Da Day Dawis, Shetland||2:43|
|6||The Selkie o'Suleskerrie, Orkney||6:49|
|7||Eilí gheal chiúin Ní Chearbhail, Ireland||2:41|
|8||King Orfeo, Shetland||4:28|
|9||Da Hömin, Shetland||4:05|
|11||Taladh Chriosta, The Western isles||15:52|
"West over the Sea" was a phrase used by the Vikings when they journeyed to foreign lands, and this programme presents songs and instrumental music from regions that were once under Scandinavian rule. Many traces of Scandinavian influence can be found in language, place names and music of Shetland, the Orkenys, the Western Isles of Scotland and Ireland.
In West over the Sea we meet dangerously seductive mermaids, treacherously beautiful seal-men, a revengeful woman, the Northern light and King Orfeo.
Further notes about the songs featured on this CD are included in the CD booklet.
Instruments: Kantele from
Lithuania, Celtic harp "Donegal" by Salvi Harps
|Instruments:||Voice, harp & kantele|