Limited edition compact disc (CD) of all 12 songs. Includes a beautiful 12-page insert with all lyrics, background to each track surrounded by the gorgeous artwork of Elizabeth Sherry. This is one of 2000 limited edition copies.
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Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
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Get an autographed Limited edition compact disc (CD) of all 13 songs. This is one of 2000 limited edition copies and one of 200 signed personally by Iona Leigh.
Full and complete digital album in glorious lossless quality. You get an immediate download of 14-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Also includes:
- hidden track "No More Tears"
- the previously unreleased track "Working the Land"
- a full colour PDF booklet with all lyrics surrounded by the stunning artwork of Elizabeth Sherry.
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My story of the Selkie was inspired by Nuala Kennedy’s version of 'Cáit I nGarráin A Bhile'. The captivating melody spoke to me of unconditional love, and there are noteworthy similarities between the traditional Irish Gaelic lyrics that tell the tale of a man's love for a maiden who is “… brighter than the swan on the lake” and the story about a man's love for the Selkie, who is bound to the sea.
The fisherman each day would go
Out in his boat through the ocean flow
Beneath the waters blue and green
He saw a silver shadow gleam
One night the Selkie was entrancing
Upon the sand in bare flesh dancing
Come with me said the fisherman
And I will give you house and dry land
Silver skin fair maid ashore
Bound to the sea by ancient law
Each day together their love did grow
One heart above and one heart below
She said I’d like to see the land
My feet have only felt wet sand
But when seven years and one day is done
Back to the ocean I’ll return
His honour and word he gave her true
As clear as waters crystal blue
Back to the sea I’ll let you go
For my heart it does love you so
The Selkie lived her days quite free
But each night she dreamt of the sea
Her skin and hair no longer shone bright
When the time it came she left at midnight
The fisherman found a note
Such loving words his Selkie wrote
Each day in your boat visit me
For I’ll be waiting in the sea
from Beside the Waves of Time,
released April 6, 2009
Lyrics: I. Leigh/PRS, Melody: Trad/I. Leigh/PRS
(Melody inspired by Cáit I nGarráin A Bhile)