The companionship of water
Crossing over

Tunes for a Monday Morning

Miranda (from The Tempest) by John W. Waterhouse

Following on from Friday's post, today's tunes are all inspired by the sea.


Caorolyn Allan and Jenny Keldie sing the old Scottish ballad "The Great Selkie of Sule Skerry," and explain it's meaning to Phil Cunningham. The beautiful video comes from Scotland's Music, with Phil Cunningham, produced for the BBC.


"Rockpool," a song from the lovely Martha Tilston in Cornwall, off her Lucy and the Wolves cd.

Tilly the seal-dog

And last:

"The Old Ways," from the great Canadian singer/songwriter and music scholar Loreena McKennitt, off her Nights in the Alahambra dvd. (A longer post on McKennitt is here.)

Small Craft Warning by Jeanie TomanekImages above: "The Tempest: Miranda" by John W. Waterhouse (1849-1917), Tilly on the Cornish coast, and "Small craft Warning" by Jeanie Tomanek.