…how can this music NOT touch yer soul?…

…to this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler, there are some things which are unimpeachable… foremost of these is the kind of music Davy Spillane treats us with in the video above… many of yeez know I lived and WURKED in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Hebrides through my late teens… my entanglement with the Gaelic language, its songs and its music has been steadfast ever since… ask islanders when they hear the plaintiff grace notes, what it does for them, and most will not be able to explain the emotions that are stirred… having resided amongst that community for the time that I did, I think I may have some of the answer… there’s a remarkable sense from time to time of being alone, but not of being lonely… of welcoming into yer spirit a calm that only pibroch-style music offers… sure, it’s a kinda selfish indulgence, bordering on the melancholy, but isn’t melancholy also a personal wee treat occasionally?… I once heard ‘melancholy’ described as ‘a stare chained to the ground’… a delicious encapsulation of how I feel in the few times I’ve reached that state… switch over to the pipe music, and sum’thing similar ebbs and flows in my soul… the rest of the WURLD is far away… the travails of everyday living take a back seat… an antidote to the hurly-burly, the traffic, the ubiquitous constant nonsense served up by the Cable News Channels ad nauseam… Iย read recently that the people of the Hebrides are reckoned to be among the happiest on the planet… I can understand why… the self-contained community that lives, laughs, and sings together, has a special bond uniting them… music such as Davy Spillane’s, Enya’sย and Runrig’s help to keep that secure… how can this music NOT touch yer soul?… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!




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18 responses to “…how can this music NOT touch yer soul?…

  1. thanks for sharing this, beautiful –

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  2. Hauningly beautiful music that man. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Sorry, hauntingly – Fingers got mixed up…

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  4. My soul flew 900 miles, to the Isles, now Iโ€™m all smiles
    Thanks, Seumas ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  5. I played Davy Spillane every day for 6 months back in 1997. His music helped me release my tears after I left my marriage. This is the first time I have listened to his music since then. The tears are long gone. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. I love this music!!!! I feel like I am on a bluff somewhere, looking over the edge at the sparkling sea beneath me!!!!

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  7. Thank you for this Seumas:)).

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  8. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    I love this kind of music ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. This music seems eternal, Seumas. It seems the very soul vibrates in tune with it and it brings peace. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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