“The Seedboat sails from Barra shore, young Donald’s gone to Newry. And though he swears a swift return, til then she’ll miss him dearly.”
Lines taken from a beautiful bitter-sweet Scottish Gaelic love song. This song has inspired these two musicians, both extremely highly regarded exponents of their respective traditions, to recall an historic voyage between their homelands with a bi-lingual treasure trove of song and story, old and new, in celebration of the musical bridges between Ireland and Scotland.
“The Seedboat is a totally captivating experience of tunes, songs, stories and rememberings crafted together seamlessly by two master musicians, singer/songwriter and traveller Colum Sands and Gaelic singer and harpist Maggie MacInnes.
Maggie and Colum are superb performers individually: together they achieve a sweet harmony that transports you gently and effortlessly to another time and place.With such capable hands on the tiller, The Seedboat is a journey for the soul.” Jan Nary
We at Celtic Music Radio can’t argue with that quote!