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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Over the Sea to Skye: Skye Boat song (Video)

    Today, I was thinking about my grandmother and remembering her. She was born in Scotland, on Skye and grew up there and Mohterwell, Scotland. This was her favorite song, and I recorded it this morning on a traditional Celtic instrument, the tin whistle. It's an Irish instrument, primarily, but the Scot's played them too.




    and here's the piece, with scenes from Skye.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohjgnscnhvk"]YouTube - Over the Sea to Skye (Traditional)[/ame]
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    have you been to visit?

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    Yes, I have. My family collectively hails from Scotland, Ireland and Wales and Normandy. I have to get to County Mayo, in Ireland yet and ill have visited all my ancestral homes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Yes, I have. My family collectively hails from Scotland, Ireland and Wales and Normandy. I have to get to County Mayo, in Ireland yet and ill have visited all my ancestral homes.
    interesting combo. the oppressed and the oppressor. you must be tearing yourself apart.

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    Awesome, Tom !!

    Very nice !!

    That looks just like the penny whistle I have thats in the key of d.
    Is yours actually made in olde Erin ??? Mine is and yours looks exactly like it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by -=(8)=- View Post
    Awesome, Tom !!

    Very nice !!

    That looks just like the penny whistle I have thats in the key of d.
    Is yours actually made in olde Erin ??? Mine is and yours looks exactly like it !
    If yours is a Feadóg, then yeah. Mine is true Irish, made in Belfast by Feadóg.

    Cool, when you get in my neck of the woods, we'll have to do some jamming. I have some nice Jazz progressions in D and it's anharmonic, Bm.
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    Nice. The only Isle of Skye song I've ever heard before is this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONO0bkpiXhM
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    The story behind the song dates back to the Jacobite Rebellion when Prince Charlie had to flee to Skye to go to exile in France. The lyrics that go with it were written in 1884 to a traditional tune.
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    Very nice, Tom. I've always loved that sound of the tin whistle. Thanks for sharing that with us.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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