Luaidh Mo Chèile means love of my life in Scottish Gaelic.
Fae wanted to write a fairytale. Set on the Isle of Staffa, in Fingal's Cave, known for its natural acoustics, the song tells the tale of two loves, one a singer and the other a sailor, that have a cursed problem of being together. One is forever bound to sea, while the other, to land.
Luaidh Mo Chèile
It was on a bright snow moon when she heard the starlings’ cry.
It was night when wings are still yet in the sky, a thousand did fly.
She sang so sweetly back to them. She knew it was a sign.
By the pull of the new moon, her true love would sail nigh.
He was born from sea and scorn yet raised by wing and song.
And a curse kept him from land, forever sailing the storms.
Until the day he heard a tune more beautiful than the lark's.
An anchor wrapped around his heart, he'd return where he was caught.
On the black of the new moon, from the rocks the lady did wait.
And he came from the North winds on the waves that held their fate.
He reached his hand to pull his love upon the three mast craft and,
as she reached, the waves swelled high, to the sea she fell so fast.
With the rush he leapt to the deep for to save his lady fair.
And the waves forged on so fast like a hundred of Neptune's mares.
He pulled her near and swam ashore. Her pale body did lie.
And he held her, oh, so close as she slowly opened her eyes.
"Oh, my love you've saved my life and on the land you lie with me."
And she kissed him, oh, so soft for she knew this could not be.
With the words “I love you so”, a rush of wings did sound
and he was gone with starlings’ cries to the sea forever bound.
On the night of the snow moon you may hear a thousand wings.
With the cold night's golden stars, a lady's voice will sing,
“Luaidh mo chèile. Faigh dòigh air an Uaimh Bhinn.
Come, my love, unto the rocks and hear my heart take wing.”
from Never Go Back,
released August 23, 2016
words and music by S. Fae Wiedenhoeft ASCAP
SeaStar hails from the rainy town of Seattle. Since 2007, Fae Wiedenhoeft and her band have been
entertaining audiences with their unique blend of Celtic Folk. Their award winning, traditional sounding compositions and clever story songs are loved and revered by many across the globe. They have traveled to many places with their music and cannot wait to share some stories with you!...more