The Loch Tay Boat Song / Leaving Stornoway / Rhu Vaternish

Composer
Traditional
Arranger
Julia Gordon
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The Loch Tay Boat Song - The air is a variant of an older, traditional one taken down by Col. Arthur Cameron about 1870, with lyrics added by Sir Harry Boulton (1859-1935). It appears in ‘Songs of The North, Vol. III’ (Cramer, 1926). It is a simple song of unrequited love for ‘mo nighean ruadh’, ‘my red haired girl’.

Leaving Stornoway (Faghail Steòrnabhagh) - A song of exile which describes the feelings of a young man on leaving his beloved home on Lewis.

Rhu Vaternish (Fàilte Rubha Bhatairnis) - A sailor in wartime thinks fondly of his homeland and Vaternish Point on Skye where his sweetheart resides.


Score ID
188884
Composer
Traditional
Arranger
Julia Gordon
Publisher
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
4 minutes
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Accordion)
Genre
Folk music
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