Danny Boy

A beautiful Soprano and her marvelous songs.

Charlotte Hoather


Charlotte Hoather and Marcus Kitchen

I arrived home last night on the train from Glasgow and it was a little too late to check my video and write this post.  So I was up early before work and managed to upload this performance of Danny Boy from my concert in St. Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Edinburgh. I am just on my tea break so I thought I would finish the post and let you have a listen 🙂

 Danny Boy is a ballad written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly in 1910.  It was set to the tune of ‘Londonderry Air’ in 1913.

The musical genre is ‘Folk Song’.  There are a few variations to the lyrics and various theories to the meaning, I feel that it’s a message from a girl saying goodbye to her boyfriend as he’s going off to war.

I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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Reflections on our journey home

This site has been neglected the past six weeks, so it’s time for a bit of attention. (If only another three hours could be added to the 24).

On Sunday morning’s I read from G. Campbell Morgan’s (1863-1945) Westminster Pulpit collection of sermons. His Ministry spanned the late 1800’s and early part of the 1900’s. He served a Westminster Chapel congregation of London, England, the country of his birth, from 1904 to 1943 with an interruption of ten years which was an itinerant ministry to the people of the United States.(1933-1943.) Thousands of people gathered to hear his Sunday evening sermons at the chapel. In Vol. 11 I read his sermon on sanctuary and delighted in the beautiful words.

The concept of sanctuary is an old concept, dating back to the beginnings of human history. If you are familiar with the Old Testament You know that the Temple had a place of sanctuary within it.
Jeremiah’s prophecies were spoken and written during the Babylonian siege and destruction of Jerusalem (586 B.C.). It was a time when the ancient people of God had become idolatrous and dissolute in their conduct.
Jeremiah suffered terrible persecution throughout his ministry and when the country fell to the Babylonians he chose to stay with the poor left on the land.

Who and what sustained him during the time of his sufferings?
Read his account and find out.

A glorious throne, set on high from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary. Jeremiah 17: 12.

In the year of 2013, the throne is still our sanctuary.