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The Seal Children by Jackie Morris

Above: "Faoiseamh a Gheobhadsa" performed by Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre, a husband-and-wife folk duo from Ireland. The song appeared on their second album, Allt (2018).

Below:  "Tàladh Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm" performed by Julie Fowlis (Scotland),  Pádraig Rynne (Ireland), Aoife Ní Bhríain (Ireland), and Kris Drever (Scotland) at the Sugar Club, Dublin, in 2016. The video was filmed by John Gray and Annie Baylis.

Above: "Fill a Bhruinneall" sung by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (Ireland),  Julie Fowlis (Scotland), and Aodán Ó Ceallaigh (Ireland) for the Port television programme, BBC Alba. The song is followed by a strathspey and two reels performed with Liz Doherty, Duncan Chisholm, Bruce MacGregor,  Mike Vass, and Mhairi Hall.

Below: "Blackwaterside," a traditional Irish song (in English) performed by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, from her new album Thar Toinn/Seabourne (2o2o)

Above: "Fear a Bhata (The Boatman)" sung by Irish singer and banjo player Alison Helzer. The song appeared on her debut album, Carolan's Welcome (2010).

Below: "Lament for Lost Friends" by Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley, a folk duo from Somerset and Rochdale, England. The song appeared on their debut album Across the Water (2016).

Selkie Swimming by Jackie Morris

The beautiful art today is from The Seal Children by Jackie Morris.


Beautiful selections. I especially liked the song by Zoe Conway and John Mc Intyre and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh's "Blackwaterside". I look forward to exploring more of their music.

I don't believe I had listened to either before.

And I love Julie Fowlis, who I discovered on this blog long ago.

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