Video: Lord of the Dance

In writing the lyrics to “Lord of the Dance” in 1963,

Sydney Carter was inspired partly by Jesus, but also partly by a statue of the Hindu God Shiva as Nataraja (Shiva’s dancing pose) which sat on his desk, and was partly intending simply to give tribute to Shaker music. He later stated, “I did not think the churches would like it at all. I thought many people would find it pretty far flown, probably heretical and anyway dubiously Christian. But in fact people did sing it and, unknown to me, it touched a chord … Anyway, it’s the sort of Christianity I believe in.”

(Wikipedia)

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Video: Jock Stewart – Scottish folk song

I’m a man you won’t meet every day!

So be easy and free..

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Video: The King of the Fairies

Also known as Bonny Charlie, Dance Of Love, The Fairies Selection,

Gradh Mo Chroidhe Do Shean Wig, King O’ The Fairies, King Of Fairies, King Of The Faeries, The King Of The Faeries, King Of The Fairies March, The King Of The Fairies, King William, King William Of Orange, King William’s, Prince William Of Orange, Rí Na Sideog, Set Dance, Setdance, Your Old Wig Is The Love Of My Heart.

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Video: “Loch Lomond” at David’s

Slowly darkness falls over my garden and the torches are lit.

From my balcony I watch until I can play.

“Loch Lomond” is a well-known Scottish traditional. We play it also, with our torches and the bagpipes

After the song we play “Farewell to the Creeks”. It’s standing in “The Scottish Guards”. It’s also a traditional Scottish tune.

We can not do it here inside. So we’re going back to the garden

Have fun watching this video! “Loch Lomond” at David’s

So, enjoy!, David

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Video: Would you like to Cook with William?

I’m cooking for the band Rapalje at my house.

You can cook my dish as well: in this message you can find the recipe.

Have a nice meal!

CAUTION: Not Suitable for Vegetarians!

 

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Video: “Scotland’s Story” at William’s

In the car with friendly fans,

who brought me home after a gig, I heard this song. I knew immediately that I wanted to sing it too!

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Video: “The Butterfly” at William’s

I accompany the tune “The Butterfly” on the bodhrán,

while I enjoy the beautiful music my colleagues are playing.

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Video: Raggle Taggle Gypsy @ Balver Höhle Irish Folk Festival

Rapalje is performing “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” at The Balver Höhle

The Balve Cave is the biggest cultural cave in Europe. It is located in Balve, Germany. And every year the Festspiele Balver Höhle organization is presenting the Balver Höhle Irish folk & Celtic Music Festival.

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Video: “Home Is Where My Friends Are” at William’s

Welcome to my house and my kitchen!

While the meat is simmering, we are playing a song for you, written by me: Home is where my friends are

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Video: “Caledonia” at Maceál’s – At Rapalje’s home #4

A real crowdpleaser,

again recorded at my home. David plays the Irish bagpipes, or “Uilleann Pipes”, in this song about Scotland.

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