Friday, June 04, 2010

music and world oceans day

There is so much music in the waters. Oceans,bays, lakes, streams. rivers, and rain are sources that artists of all sorts have drawn on across time and place.

Ireland is a very sea born land, and so is Scotland, as well as many of the other places whose music you find here along the music road.

We’ve just been talking about the floods in Nashville. There are healing aspects to waters too, and that is what is celebrated on World Oceans Day, which is June 8th each year.


















These are photos of the Irish Sea, and here is music to consider as you think about this day
Music Road: Oceans & Journeys: Road Trip in Maryland
Music Road: thinking about Cape Breton: music and landscape
Music Road: cathie ryan: the farthest wave
Music Road: Dual: Julie Fowlis & Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

other interesting insights on World Oceans Day, and the oceans in our lives
What you can do to help the oceans, and photos of the seas at Cape Cod, from Alexandra Grabbe of Chez Sven B&B in Wellfleet
Ways to celebrate and help the oceans from travel expert Donna Hull
thanks to Gretchen Peters for the heads up on the Hands Across the Sand project, where you can learn more about ocean ecology, offshore drilling, and an event coming up 26th June
a review of the movie Oceans


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Delicious Baby's Photo Friday, where travelers offer new insights to the world each Friday

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13 Comments:

Anonymous The Writer's [Inner] Journey said...

Lovely. There is something truly memorable about a song that can describe a place or element so well you feel it inside you and see it in front of you. ~Meredith

10:32 AM  
Anonymous ruth pennebaker said...

What gorgeous photos. Lovely post.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Vera Marie Badertscher said...

What a good idea to post about oceans and music. But you left out the music of the Whales! ;-)

2:08 PM  
Blogger Alexandra Grabbe said...

Thank you for bringing World Oceans Day to my attention. We just returned from the beach and listened to the music of the waves. Often, while walking at the shore, I find myself humming songs, so yes, music and oceans certainly go together.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Sheryl Kraft said...

Love the photos. And water definitely is evocative of beautiful music. Just the rhythm of the waves is enough to lull me off to another place...

2:41 PM  
Blogger Anjuli said...

The most relaxing thing is to listen to music and look out on a lake or a sea shore...just something so soothing about this.

Loved the pics!!

5:35 PM  
Anonymous sarah henry said...

So many songs about the seas and the might and beauty of the ocean where I'm from. Not surprising since home is an island continent. Thanks for the timely and lovely reminder of the power of music and waves.

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Alisa Bowman said...

Beautiful photos. It seems it's an even more important year for this commemoration given the BP spill.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Stephanie - Wasabimon.com said...

Music in water - what a soothing thought.

4:01 AM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

I wasn't aware of World Oceans Day but it does seem like interesting timing with the BP spill still gushing. Interesting to think about the interplay and inspiration of water on music.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Authentic Seacoast Resorts said...

Wonderful post. Like Ireland and Scotland, Nova Scotia is a place shaped by the sea. Nova Scotia songwriters have shared the sea in song with memorable music such as Farewell to Nova Scotia, Oceanside Again and a personal favourite, Fogarty's Cove, a remarkable spot just down the road from us on Chedabucto Bay. Here's a wonderful music video with the late Stan Rogers sharing the beauty and energy of life by the sea on Nova Scotia's Authentic Seacoast:

Stan Rogers Fogarty’s Cove

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Caitlin @ Roaming Tales said...

It seems very poignant to be thinking about World Oceans Day with the terrible destruction going on in the Gulf of Mexico right now.

I haven't been to Ireland but I agree about Scotland - its' all about the sea. Even in the mountainous Highlands, the sea lochs are never far away. And the islands play a big part too.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous jessiev said...

Perfect. thanks for a great list, inspiring!!

4:40 PM  

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