On the north Devon coast
Doris Lessing, 1919-2013

Tunes for a Monday Morning

My apologies for posting late this morning. Our Internet service has gone wonky again, as happens all too often out here in rural Devon. It's a sleepy kind of morning, grey and still, so I'm matching nature's mood with a selection of gentle lullabys from around the world. These lovely songs all come from the Howard Assembly Room's Lullaby Project, featuring lullabys old and new.

Above, a Gaelic lullabye and song by Karine Polwart, from Scotland.

Below, "The Apple of His Eye" by Seth Lakeman, from here on Dartmoor.

Above, a traditional Portuguese lullaby peformed by Claudia Aurore.

Below, "Last Night," a traditional Bulgarian lullaby performed by the Perunika Trio.

Above: A Sephardic lullaby performed by Clara Sanabras.

Below: An Arabic lullaby performed by Abdul Salam Kheir.

And last, to bring it all back home to the British Isles:

"The Wormwood Carol" performed by Jackie Oates, with Chris Sarjeant and Belinda O'Hooley.