Westering Home 

 

Westering Home is sung by Norma Munro 

Westering home and a song in the air
Light in the eye and it's goodbye to care
Laughter o' love and a welcoming there
Isle of my heart my own one.

Tell me o' lands of the Orient gay
Speak o' the riches and joys of Cathay
Ay but it's grand to be wakin' at day
To find yourself nearer to Islay.

Where are the folk like the folk o' the west
Canty and couthie and kindly the best
There I would hie me and there I would rest
At hame wi' my ain folk on Islay.

Westering home and a song in the air
Light in the eye and it's goodbye to care
Laughter o' love and a welcoming there
Isle of my heart my own one.
 

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Westering Home has been reproduced by kind permission of the singer, Norma Munro of Islay (pictured left).

Norma's CD compilation "A Song In The Air" was released in 2001 and contains the following 16 traditional Scottish ballads:

1.  The Road and the Miles to Dundee
2.  Mairi's Wedding
3.  Hishie Ba
4.  The Rose of Allandale
5.  Westering Home
6.  Jock o' Hazeldean
7.  Hush Hush
8.  Highland Widow's Lament
9.  Rantin' Robin
10.  Lassie wi' the Yellow Coatie
11.  The Jute Mill Song
12.  Mary Hamilton
13.  The Loch Tay Boat Song
14.  The Wild Mountain Thyme
15.  I Once Loved a Lad
16.  Dumbarton's Drums

Credits
Norma Munro - Vocals and Guitar.
Grahame Wylie - Backing vocals, Spanish and Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Keyboard, Bodhran, Recorder, Tenor Recorder, Congas, Djembe.
Mike McKay - Mandolin (The Jute Mill Song).
All song arrangements by Graham Wylie.
Co-produced by Norma Munro & Grahame Wylie.
Recorded at Earthworking Recording Studio, South Lodge, Auchterhouse, Dundee.
Photograph by Lachie MacLean, Islay.

A Song In The Air, CD by Norma Munro
Norma Munro's CD "A Song In The Air" is available by post by telephoning +44 (0)1496 840218 or e-mail to brian@ileach.co.uk price 12.00

If you enjoyed Westering Home, you can also hear Norma sing Scotia's Gold, our tribute to the stillman working through the night, here

You can also visit Norma's official website, here

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