Posts tagged ‘julie fowlis’

August 9, 2019

Something for the Weekend – No 382

by duncanr


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December 28, 2018

Something for the Weekend – No 349

by duncanr

two young sisters get separated in the forest when the younger is enchanted and goes off with the faery folk

years pass before she returns not a day older than she was on the day she left – the intervening years since her disappearance, however, have not been so kind on her sister, who is now an old lady


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July 6, 2018

Something for the Weekend – No 324

by duncanr

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May 13, 2018

‘each-uisge’ – the water-horse

by duncanr

In Scottish mythology the each-uisge is a dangerous shape-changing supernatural creature that haunts Highland lochs and rivers – when on land it can change it’s form to that of a horse, or a handsome man who seduces and impregnates young women (more info here)

this song, however, portrays one such ‘each-uisge’, not as a frightening character, but as a victim – pleading for his human lover to return after she abandoned him with their child, which he cannot take care of . . .


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english translation of the lyrics . . .

I arose early
I arose early –
would that I hadn’t.
I was distressed by

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February 16, 2018

Something for the Weekend – N0 304

by duncanr

‘in Scottish folklore, an ‘each-uisge’ is a creature that takes the form of a horse when living in rivers or lochs but changes into that of a handsome man when on the land, and in that guise seduces young women and carries them off to his realm under the water – never to be seen again

in this song , a young woman, captured by an each-uisge, begs him to release her and let her return to her family

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November 30, 2017

St Andrew’s Day

by duncanr

scots the world o’er will be celebrating Andrew – the patron saint of Scotland – today

some will don tartan, many will open a bottle or two, and quite a few will be hungover tomorrow, for St Andrew’s day is a fine excuse to get blootered

it’s also a fine excuse for me to . . .

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October 27, 2017

Something for the Weekend – No 288

by duncanr

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February 8, 2017

Love, let me Home to my Mother

by duncanr

Julie Fowlis sings haunting song in the gaelic about a young girl who encounters an ‘each-uisge’ – in celtic folklore, a creature that takes the form of a man on land but a horse when in water [ http://tinyurl.com/gs6cpyv ] – and begs him to let her go free, warning him her brothers will kill him if harm should befall her

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December 11, 2015

Something for the Weekend – No 192

by duncanr

following my mellow, meditative choice of listening last weekend, I promised BunKaryudo something a bit more toe-tapping this week . . .

and if that didn’t get you toe-tapping, perhaps this will . . .

November 6, 2015

Something for the Weekend – No 187

by duncanr

regular visitors to madhatters will have discerned by now my love of desi music -it’s what I listen to each and every day – from the number of times I post music from India and Pakistan under the heading ‘Something for the Weekend’

this week, however, I’m returning to my own roots with these songs for you to listen to

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