I have a really lovely tune for you today that I’ve discovered fairly recently, and pretty much ever since I’ve discovered it, it’s been stuck in my brain. I don’t really mind it at all, and it has also prompted me to familiarise myself with more of Emma Langford’s music, which I really like as well. But this song is so idyllic and I think very easily likeable that I thought this one would be the best to share. It comes from her 2019 album Sowing Acorns. Each song on this album is dedicated to someone, and this one is in memory of Emma’s late grand-uncle Eamonn, who lived in Kells Bay, and who died of a heart attack while Emma and her family were visiting him one summer. Kells Bay is a fishing village in county Kerry, and the vivid picture of it that we get from listening to this song gives an impression that it must be a really nice place.
I’d like to share with you a song by one of my main fazas, more exactly the object of my second faza – Declan Galbraith, aka Child Of Mind. I’ve shared some of his music, earlier and more current, before, so you may know that he has started his singing career at the age of 11, and is from England but has a lot of Celtic heritage on both sides of his family. Currently he has this Child Of Mind project going on, and although in the earlier years of his career he mostly covered some popular songs, now he writes his own lyrics and they are very interesting and often quite deep or at least can make you think. The song I want to share with you now is one of these and is called Maybe We Can Find A Way. I chose to show you a live version, for no other reason that I saw it first when looking for you on youTube, and lives are typically more genuine so if they’re good audio quality and well performed I’m all for lives instead of album versions unless I have some strong preference for the album version for some reason. As you’ll be able to hear, this is from his gig in Italy.
Today I bring you a song from one of my most most favourite Scottish folk singers, and one of the most successful ones – Julie Fowlis. – Julie Fowlis is the one who sung the song “Touch The Sky” to the Disney movie “Brave”, I love that movie and my ZOfijka does too, and like that song as well, and it seems that it is what made Julie so popular. I knew her though already a couple years before I heard about “Brave”, when I started being interested with Celtic music. It was via her music that I had the first contact with Scottish language (Scottish Gaelic) and her music is what first made me love this language. I also considered it funny though, because it sounded so exotic, and i can remember listening to Julie’s music for hours, wondering what her lyrics are about. You can also “hear” quite weird things in her songs if you speak Polish, so it was quite amusing. But first and foremost, I considered both her music, and Scottish language, in which she primarily sings, stunningly beautiful.
I willl probably show you more of her music later on, but today I’m going to show you her song in ENglish, from her latest album that came out last year, in October, I guess. The song is called “Go Your Way” and was written by another folk singer whom I like, though not as very very much as julie – Anne Briggs from England. – I think it’s wonderful.