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Hadleigh, Essex, UK

"The Skye Boat Song"
This piece was inspired when I visited the Isle of Skye in Scotland, and kept humming the haunting tune. I took lots of photos, and this was my interpretation of one of them. The words of the song tell the story of how Bonnie Prince Charlie escaped to the Isle of Skye after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. I also play in a large folk orchestra, and this is one of the lovely tunes we often perform and I thoroughly enjoy playing.