Mist on the Shore
Impressions of return to a western island, a small boat and waters lapping a mooring shrouded by mist. Guitar instrumental.
Peak: #16 (151,035 songs currently in Acoustic)
Peak in sub-genre: #6 (29,146 songs currently in Acoustic Guitar)
February 07, 2008
MP3 3.1 MB, bitrate 320 kbps.
David Kilpatrick © David Kilpatrick Jan 2003
Story behind the song
I'd been reading various histories dealing with the Scots in Ireland and the Western Isles and west of Scotland, in the first millennium. This is just something which expressed some images. It's played on my home-made Martin 0000 kit guitar, using Martin 80-20 bronze strings, tuned DADGAD. The recording uses five sources - an under-saddle Martin Thinline Gold, a Rare Earth magnetic pickup, two AKC C1000S mikes and a dynamic mike. A limiter filter was used on the audio track to make this very quiet piece a little easier to hear, and strengthen the dynamics.