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The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry.
Air to Child Ballad #113. A shape-shifting song from Orkney.

A silkie is a mythical creature resembling a seal in water but assuming a human form on land.
Played on Hammered Dulcimer, English Concertina, Fiddle, Whistle & Bodhran.
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On 5/28/2023 at 12:40 AM, John Wild said:



This is a link to one of the many song versions.

Yes indeed John. In fact, this song was one of my favourite of theirs, any time I went to see The Corries in concert, back in the 1970s. I loved how they created the atmosphere around the song, by dimming the lights & their slow & gentle intro. using Roy's lovely Combolins.

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