Sweet Nightingale

It’s St. Piran’s Day on Wednesday, as well as the start of a period of reflection for many people before the festival of Easter and various celebrations of Spring.

I recently found myself transfixed by some birdsong, which caused me to recall this Cornish ditty from my childhood. I can’t place from specifically where I remember this – I guess music is like that, it’s absorbed…

Sweet Nightingale:

Coincidentally, I proposed to my wife on St Piran’s Day in 2003 at Low Bar near Porthleven (my father’s home-town).

We recorded the birdsong on this track in May 2013 at Cribbs Meadow in Rutland

Here are some more Cornish dittys:

Happy St Piran’s day to all Cousin Jacks!