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!





Fare thee well, Raylene October 8, 2012

Filed under: Pondering — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:30 am
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Last week cancer claimed 52 year old Canadian singer Raylene Rankin, a member of  Cape Breton Nova Scotia’s Rankin Family.  Her stratospheric soprano voice empowered the harmonies of their Gaelic folk songs.  Here is the Rankin Family in 2010 at Toronto’s Massey Hall, performing one of her signature songs, “We Rise Again.”


Requiescat in pace Raylene Rankin 1960-2012

Keep those angels entertained, Raylene.


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