SKYE BOAT SONG, THE

Latest update on 04/03/2018

Artist: Tom Bryce
Author: Sir Harold Boulton/trad.
Label: Berliner Gramophone
Year: 1899

First published in Songs Of The North (Boulton & MacLeod - 1884). The story of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Stuart) escaping to the Isle of Skye disguised as a chamber maid following his defeat at the Battle of Culloden (1746).

Covers:

1904:

Andrew Black

1927:

Elder Cunningham

1957:

Sir Michael Tippitt

1959:

Paul Robeson

1959:

Joe Loss

1960:

Beverley Sisters

1965:

Tom Jones [on debut album]

1968:

Roger Whittaker [and in '86 whistled version with Des O'Connor; top 10 UK]

1970:

Corries

1970:

Spinners

1976:

Nana Mouskouri

1976:

Rod Stewart [with The Atlantic Crossing Drums & Pipe Band on a single and on deluxe edition Atlantic Crossing lp in '09]

1978:

Camaleonti [as Canto d'Amore Straniero]

1983:

Steve Hackett

1987:

Shadows

1988:

Tori Amos

1990:

James Galway & The Chieftains [on album Over The Sea To Skye - The Celtic Connection]

1993:

King's Singers

2006:

Barbara Dickson

2014:

Raya Yarbrough [theme of Outlander TV series]

2017:

Van Morrison

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