Composed by Richard Fay in 2022, a recording of this (composition-as-output) work - with additional arrangement by Sam Gee - was published in 2023 on the mid-length album Magu Hiraeth.
Between the small sandy beach and old pier (where the stone quarried from the mountain was transported by ship to England) and the pebble beach at West End, there is a stretch of coastland - a headland with steep cliffs into the sea, and stacks for colonies of birds - along which we walk most days when we are in the nearby village of Trefor. This tune captures that daily experience of going along the cliffs, immersed in the sounds of the waves thudding against the cliff bottoms, the bird cries and sheep bleats, and the wind, with the sun often bearing down, and the sea beyond calling out to us to sail back across the sea to Ireland.
creditsfrom Magu Hiraeth, released June 6, 2023
Composed by Richard Fay (2022), and co-arranged with Sam Gee (2022).
George Bingham (dbl bass and percussion)
Jacqueline Fay (viola and (cláirseach)
Sam Gee (soprano and alto saxes)
Idris Jones (fiddle)
Mabon Jones (fiddle)
Caroline Morris (cello)
Sheila Seal (piano)
Record, mixed, and mastered by Sam Gee.