Monday, February 26, 2018

Music on My Mind



Catriona Watt, "Ailein Duinn". I've mentioned before that this is one of my favorite songs ever. "Ailein Duinn" means 'Dark Alan'. Alan Morrison was a sailor from the Isle of Lewis who was to marry Annie Campbell, and he sailed out with her for Scalpay, where they were to be married. A storm overtook the ship and Annie was the only person on board to survive. She is said to have composed this lament and then ended her life by walking into the sea. This is a particularly nice version.

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