Danny Boy - Londonderry Air (sheet music)

"Danny Boy" is a ballad set to an ancient Irish melody. The words were written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly and usually set to the Irish tune of the "Londonderry Air". This lovely duet arrangement was made by Steve Burnett in memory, and as a tribute to two war poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.

“Envoys for Peace and Reconciliation Through The Power Of Music”


In January 2014, a humble branch was pruned from an old Sycamore tree, that still grows in the grounds of Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, a former WW1 shell shock Hospital. By the summer of 2014,Edinburgh based luthier, Steve Burnett had created a unique concert violin named after, and honouring the famous WW1 poet Wilfred Owen and his lost generation. The Wilfred Owen violin gave its first public recital in August 2014, marking the centenary of the outbreak of WW1.

In August 2017 ,a second important violin was made from the same branch , and named after Siegfried Sassoon, WW1 poet and writer of “A Soldier's declaration”, for which he was sent to Craiglockhart in 1917. Wilfred Owen had also been sent to the Scottish capital to recover from shell shock in June 1917 ,after serving on the front line in France, and it was while at Craiglockhart War Hospital, he met fellow patient and poet Siegfried Sassoon and subsequently produced some of his greatest poetry under the older man's mentorship.

Details

Instruments:
Fiddle, Flute
Key:
C major
Occasions:
Ceilidh, Hogmanay, St Andrew's Night, Weddings
Origin:
Traditional tune arranged as a fiddle duet by Steve Burnett
Articulations:
Bowing, Staff notation
Tune Types:
Air
Date:
November 2017
Level:
Intermediate
Arrangers:
Steve Burnett
Time signature:
4/4
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