Poetry Cafe 109: Staffa: Inner Hebrides, Scotland

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Staffa: Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Texts read and music played:

  1. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) -start
  2. Donald B. MacCulloch: Staffa (1927)
  3. The Scots Magazine, Nov 1772
  4. Dr Johnson: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1773)
  5. Scott Macmillan: Celtic Mass for the Sea – Introit (1988)
  6. Thomas Pennant: A Tour in Scotland and a Voyage to the Hebrides in 1772 (1774)
  7. Granville Bantock: Hebridean Symphony, 1st. section
  8. Faujas de St. Fond: Staffa (1784)
  9. Jules Verne: Staffa (1859)
  10. Louis de Saussure: Voyage en Ecosse et aux Iles Hebrides (1807)
  11. James MacPherson: Fragments of Ancient Poetry collected in the Highlands of Scotland and translated from the Gaelic Language (1760)
  12. Hamish MacCunn: The Land of the Mountain and the Flood (1887)
  13. P.B. Homer: Observations on a Short Tour in Scotland: Made in the Summer of 1803
  14. Thomas Campbell: Staffa (1795)
  15. Patrick Og MacCrimmon’s Lament (pibroch)
  16. Thomas Campbell: Lord Ullin’s Daughter
  17. James Hogg: Staffa (1803)
  18. Walter Scott: The Lord of the Isles
  19. John Keats: letter to brother Tom (1818)
  20. John Keats: Staffa (1819)
  21. Karl Klingemann: Staffa, Aug 8, 1829
  22. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) – start
  23. William Turner: Staffa, Fingal’s Cave (1831-2)
  24. William Wordsworth: Sonnet 28 – Cave of Staffa, Sonnet 29 – Cave of Staffa After the Crowd had Departed
  25. Queen Victoria: Journal, 1847
  26. Alfred Lord Tennyson: Sea Dreams (1853)
  27. Jules Verne: The Green Ray (1885)
  28. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) – ending

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