Fiddler Dance the Light Strathspey/Kirsteen

Traditional/Traditional

 

Carol learned this strathspey from Celtic harper Sue Richard's lovely CD Morning Aire. I can't remember where I learned Kirsteen, but I believe it is a 19th century 'parlor version' of a Gaelic song.

 

Carol harp Gordon 12-string guitar

 

Who will walk with thee, Kirsteen

By the shining sea, Kirsteen

O'er the fragrant lea?

 

Who will be by thy side, Kirsteen

By the high spring-tide, Kirsteen

Walking with his bride?

 

And when though grown frail, Kirsteen

Wing to Beinneadh Vale, Kirsteen

Who longs with thee to sail?

 

 

 

Fiddler Dance the Light Strathspey/Kirsteen is recorded on the album Gatherings