Originally composed in 2007, this work (composition-as-output) features lever harp and piano and was recorded initially for the album Helix (2019) and subsequently reissued on the album Magu Hiraeth (2023). It also exists as a film (2021).
Aberdaron, the small village at the western tip of the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales, is both a place of childhood holidays and of more recent visits with Jacqueline when we stayed in the hotel overlooking the beach, with the waves a background to our sleeping, and to the beach the venue for our pre-breakfast striding out. This simple tune arose from these moments of solace with the sea, with the harp expressing the ins and outs of the waves, and the piano hinting at the sea breeze and the gull cries.
(previously released on from Helix: Music for Hard Times (2020).creditsfrom Magu Hiraeth, released June 6, 2023
Composed by: Richard Fay (2007)
Recorded, mixed, mastered by: Sam Gee
Jacqueline Fay (cláirseach)
Sheila Seal (piano)