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FN, did you get your harp from the maker in Balachulish?

Posted at 11th Jan 2019 - 08:59PM   Posted by Withy Brook   Harps Comments: 11

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Fennie's Avatar I've just been watching that programme too and the same thought occurred to me! Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 11th Jan 2019 at 09:09PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar What a lovely programme, Fennie!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 11th Jan 2019 at 09:12PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Yes and what programme?Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 12th Jan 2019 at 09:56AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Oh hang on was that Paul's new one about the lochs? We just caught the last two minutes of it.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 12th Jan 2019 at 09:57AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Uploaded Image

Here's Muriel being made in the same workshop.
Ingrid was playing the same harp in the programme, it's a Glencoe model.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 12th Jan 2019 at 10:10AM

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Fennie's Avatar Withy's post sounds like the first line of a lyric. FN can write the tune

There's a fine harp maker in Balachulish
Down at the water's edge
Through the mist the rain falls on us
Where we sit watching the fish.

Oh did you get your harp in Balachulish?
Have you ever watch the fish?
Will you sing to me my lovely
Will you play to me my Trish.

With your dear harp from Balachulish
By Linnhe's waters grey
Where the salmon leapt to the rainy sky
When we were young and foolish

Oh did you get your harp in Balachulish
Did you ever watch the fish?
Will you sing to me my lovely
Will you play to me my Trish.

Posted by: Fennie on 12th Jan 2019 at 02:51PM

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Fennie's Avatar I have just realised you can rhyme

Balachulish with
Massachusetts

Posted by: Fennie on 12th Jan 2019 at 04:05PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Very HappyI'll give it a go Fennie.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 12th Jan 2019 at 05:27PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar She’s a poet and doesn’t know it. (Groan!) me I mean, not Fennie. We know she’s brilliant!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 12th Jan 2019 at 06:19PM

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Fennie's Avatar No they are terrible lyrics - they only took a couple of minutes - but they could be improved. In my experience all Highland songs and poetry are about loss and longing and heather and salmon and the rain an the wide waters and the mist and mountains. Sad songs and sad music but lyrically played on the harp to sound like a summer waterfall. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 12th Jan 2019 at 08:05PM

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Camilla's Avatar Brilliant poem Fennie.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jan 2019 at 11:15AM

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