Shawn L. Bird

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harp tune- Skye Boat Song June 17, 2014

Filed under: Harp,OUTLANDERishness — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:09 pm
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New and improved version of my arrangement of The Skye Boat Song for the double strung Brittany harp.  That’s a Scottish clarsach style small harp you see behind me in the thumb nail.  I even speak and show you the harp! 😉



and here are my lyrics referencing Outlander.  At some point I’ll record myself singing this, but G isn’t my singing key, so it’s a bit of a stretch!





67 Responses to “harp tune- Skye Boat Song”

  1. davidprosser Says:

    Beautiful Shawn. No wonder the harp is my National instrument.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  2. simonfalk28 Says:

    Lovely Shawn. One of my sisters is learning the Irish harp.

  3. wonkywizard Says:

    Excellent Shawn. I thought you were to recite or sing your poetic verses simultaneously.

    • Someday I may get to that point, but thusfar, it takes too much brain to just play the harp. I haven’t been able to multi-task enough to sing or recite yet! 🙂

  4. chun2013 Says:

    Beautiful sound and nice melody. 😀

  5. So amazing, the Skye Boat Song has never sounded better.

  6. Very impressive, only a select few know how to use the instrument. I once tried to play the harp, haha you don’t want to know how that turned out 😀

  7. just…oh, Shawn, just lovely

  8. clarissa415 Says:

    What a beautiful way for me to begin my morning: coffee and lovely harp music. Thanks!

  9. raroto Says:

    I have never heard anyone playing a harp before. Really! So soothing to listen to, and you played it really well. Bravo!

  10. macjam47 Says:

    Beautiful! I could listen to you play all day.

  11. Elouise Says:

    What a sweet way to start my day! Thanks so much, Shawn.

  12. Barryjack Says:

    That was great. Really enjoyed it.

  13. syl65 Says:

    A very relaxing melody Shawn.

  14. narble Says:

    Very cool. Lovely is an excellent description.

  15. This is very beautiful!!

  16. Annette Rochelle Aben Says:

    absolutely LOVE that you post this beautiful music… thank you for your time and talent.

  17. Chagall Says:

    I could listen all day. How wonderful! —Chagall 🙂

  18. Lovely! Such a nice way to start my day. Thank you.

  19. Wow, Shawn! Listening to your piece really made my day. It was beautiful. 🙂

  20. BarbaraK aka fiddlbarb Says:

    Absolutely lovely!!

  21. sunwelder Says:

    Wow, this is beautiful! It’s very calming and the melody is lovely. 🙂

  22. Jack Says:

    Very nice. I like this kind of music anyway.

  23. Reblogged this on When Life Gives you Lemons… and commented:
    Hello readers! Here is my feature of the week – a post from author Shawn L. Bird. Enjoy, as I did, her beautifully composed piece on the harp. 🙂

  24. colonialist Says:

    Good to see and hear!

  25. Leonas Lines Says:

    Beautiful! Love listening to the harp. Thank you.

  26. viktoryarch Says:

    Loved your performance.

  27. blsommer27 Says:

    This is lovely! Calming like the soundscape channel I listen to all the time.

  28. Poetsmith Says:

    Lovely piece of music. Enjoyed your rendition on the harp. 🙂 Kind regards, Iris.

  29. terramere Says:

    One of my favorite songs. Takes me back to past lives…

  30. […] Starz has released the first episode of Outlander, and with it, Bear McCreary’s theme song based on The Skye Boat Song.  I predicted that tune choice back in June, and posted a video of my harp arrangement. […]

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