TANNAHILL WEAVERS SLEEVE NOTES the mermaid's song index tannahill weavers
The Mermaid's Song
The Herra Boys
Captain Horn
The Fourth Floor
The Mermaid's Song traditional, arranged by the Tannahill Weavers
The Herra Boys by Pat Shuldam Shaw
Captain Horn traditional, arranged by the Tannahill Weavers
The Fourth Floor by Gordon Duncan
All wonderful tunes here, starting with The Mermaid's Song, which originated as a Scottish gaelic song.  We found the melody so beautiful that we have decided on this occasion to play it as an air.  The tune itself is one that we have known and loved for many years, though we are only getting down to recording it now.  We've shown our appreciation by naming the album after it.  We finish the set with a tune written by the one and only Gordon Duncan, who played with us for several tours during 1988.  Nothing can be written about the man that describes his energy - we'll leave that to his music.

 

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