Sky and Sea,
written by cork musician Dave McGilton can be heard on Christina Henri's Travel Blog - http://rosesfromtheheart.tumblr.com/
This man has talent.
Dave McGilton writes about those left behind when their loved ones leave Ireland. Although the song was written about convict men watching their women being taken away forever to 'parts unknown' across the sea to Australia. The lament is as emotion laden now as it was then. Today so many Irish children are leaving home, not as convicts, but as slaves
to the economic times. Many are travelling to Australia and New Zealand or America to find work, leaving family and friends; leaving their Emerald Isle.
Those left behind wondering when they will see their kin again, they are the ones who will truly understand the lyrics of this song.
Sky and Sea is included on the Roses from the heart CD and can be ordered from Christina Henri's website.