Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Water is Wide, Turnberry Castle





Readers may notice I play many of the same songs on these videos.  This is because I'm steadily working on memorizing a whole repertoire of Celtic folk songs, and also because I specifically play the songs that make up the titles of my books: Blue Bells of Scotland, The Minstrel Boy, The Water is Wide, and Westering Home.  

This was recorded April 20, 2016, on the shore beneath Turnberry Castle.  Lovers of Scottish history will know this is where Robert the Bruce was born.  There is very little left of Turnberry.  You can see the stone wall rising on the cliff behind me and in front of the lighthouse.


More to come on Turnberry: Happy Birthday, Bruce!





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