Here’s some of Bob’s compositions. Click on the play icon to hear the basic tune or one verse of a song, then download the music and/or lyrics:
The Plate Of Scallops - Reel
This is the first in a set of reels I wrote in Golden Bay in 2006. It celebrates a huge plate of scallops I had to eat, because otherwise they would surely have gone off. Such a sacrifice! Goes in the set Plate Of Scallops/Eye Of The Mullet/Eel Reel:
The Eye Of The Mullet - Reel
The second tune in a set of reels I composed in Golden Bay in 2006. This one's second in the set Plate Of Scallops/Eye Of The Mullet/Eel Reel:
The Eel In The Creel - Reel
[soundcloud id='38179792']And yes, the third reel in my fishy Golden Bay Reels set, Plate Of Scallops/Eye Of The Mullet/Eel Reel:
The Currachman - Song
[soundcloud id='38181163']The currach is a small boat used on the Western seaboard of Europe consisting of a wooden frame covered in animal hide or in latter years canvas coated with tar. Very practical and maneuverable they were used for fishing up until recent times. I have tried here to weave together aspects of this tradition with the tragic practice of evacuating the inhabited islands off the West Coast of Ireland and Scotland in the last century.
More music and audio coming soon!
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