Waiting on Shore
Across the Miles ♦ Fire in Her Bones ♦ See How She Waits on Shore ♦ To Whom Did She Give Her Heart ♦ Seagulls over Sligo ♦ Time and Tide ♦ That’s Where the Sea Comes In ♦ Wings Over the Lough ♦ Tears in the Glen ♦ At Night Her Children Prayed ♦ Stepping Down to the Sea ♦ On His Way Home ♦ Until He Sails Again
Inscription beneath Niall Bruton’s statue “Waiting on Shore”
This sculpture reflects the age-old anguish of a seafaring people who watched and waited for the safe return of loved ones; the men and women of Rosses Point Parish have a proud history of courage and survival, of loss and grief that should not be forgotten by future generations.
It is to honour the memory of these brave people who once lived, sailed or were lost at sea, that this woman, cast in bronze, stands today on our headland.
Lost at sea, lost at sea
Or in the evening tide
We loved you, we miss you
May God with you abide.
Those familiar with the Western Irish coastal region of Sligo, will recognize the statue depicted on this album cover.
This collection of tunes was inspired by this statue of a woman reaching out in hope and prayer and, as the inscription reads, reflecting “…the age-old anguish of a seafaring people who watched and waited for the safe return of loved ones…”.
At the same time, these tunes are a dedication to the Irish isle and especially its people, and are an attempt to show forth some of the Irish soul and its heritage. While this music bears a touch of melancholy, it nevertheless carries a hope of a better world.
Furthermore, this collection is in honour of those who are “waiting on shore” of this life to be reunited with the ones they have loved and who have gone on before. A dedication to those “on shore” who are reaching for that love-without-end.