What are you listening to right now? Pt VI

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CliffMcTainshaw

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Apr 11, 2015
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My mum had a record of Mendelssohn’s, Fingal’s Cave, which was one of her favourites, from when as a young girl during the depression, she and her mother received free tickets to see it performed at the Melb Town Hall. She used to play it a lot when I was a kid.
It wasn’t until yesterday when reading Grantlee Kieza’s biography of Joseph Banks, that I was reminded of it when it was mentioned that Banks had visited Fingal’s Cave on Staffa Island and described it as the most spectacular thing he had ever seen. I did some searching and he is right, it is amazing and almost looks man made.
So here is the Overture and the cave. The cave appears about 1 min into the video.
If you watch the video through you will see what Banks meant. It could have been used in Lord of the Rings. The second video's music is not Fingal's Cave but gives a great view of the surrounding areas.


 
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