“The Bright Girl Laughing At The Sea” six new songs.

Posted on: 8 January, 2021

Here is a collection of 6 newly written songs of mine –  “The Bright Girl Laughing at The Sea” released during Covid lockdown

The song cycle is based around the idea of forced migration, an attempt to capture the mix of emotions felt by us when we are forced to leave our home because of trouble, war and strife, hunger, famine , injustice or any of all the myriad reasons people have been forced to flee in past and present times.

The common thread of migration joins all the human race together as victims and perpetrators in one way or another, for better or for worse.

The songs are;

‘The Bright Girl Laughing at The Sea’     ‘The Lonely River’     ‘When You come back home again’   

‘The Child of Hearts’       ‘I turn to see your lovely Face’   and  ‘Who is this that appears like the dawn?’

I had great help with the recording and editing from Amhlaíobh Mc Sweeney, my co-conspirator through much of the strange Covid times.
The video was shot in beautiful West Cork, mostly on ‘The Long Strand’ near Rosscarbery, and  the lake scenes in  Ballinacarriga, near Dunmanway, on two bright wintery days. Thanks to the Arts Council for help with the project.

Please feel free to share the film and the music. Ger