Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Adieu Valparaiso

Some years ago I discovered the lyrics of this traditional french sea shanty that uses the music of the most famous scottish fawerell song Auld lang syne (canción del Adios in Spanish). By that time, a colombian band, La Montaña Gris had released a CD containing some traditional celtic songs used by the old sailors and they read my manuscripts with this story and later they asked me permission to use some of my writing for their second CD En el Regazo de La Caramañola. Later, this work was staged by them in Chile at the IV Festival internacional de Música Inmigrante de Valparaiso and this song was sung once again decades after the crews of the last sailing french Cap-hornier ships used to say farewell to our cityport.