Celtic voyage: A Farewell to Mary Davis

by Marie-Therese Davis

Irish/Ulster-Scots atmospheric instrumental music. I was commissioned to write this music for a project entitled “Abandoned; Not Forgotten”, a story of migration and re-settlement.

The composition is a suite of short pieces relaying the experiences of the travellers, from saying farewell to their families and homes, the voyage across the sea, arrival in a strange new land (A New Land), finding a place to live (A New Hope), a new life. The music is poignant initially yet builds up to a lively and hopeful finish.