This piece of music is part of a performance combining the poetry of Kenneth Steven and the composing of Hilary de Vries. Arranged and played by Bill Taylor, it reflects part of the love story of Deirdre and Niaill and what happens to them as a result of their desire to be together. Like all Celtic legends, the story has a happy ending.
played by Graham Muir on fretless bass guitar
When I ordered a new harp from Ardival Harps, this was the first tune I wrote on it. It felt right to dedicate it to Graham, their harp builder, especially as it felt like it would work well on guitar. Graham, when not making harps, plays in the group North Atlantic Project.
St Michael’s Church
played by Maarten de Vries on pipes
St. Michael’s Church, also known as Kirkmichael, is a 16th /17th century chapel on the Black Isle, and has been recently restored. The music tries to capture something of the atmosphere of the place. More can be found out about the chapel, and the project to restore it on the Kirkmichael Trust website. An aerial video of the chapel, together with the music can be viewed by clicking here.