Song For The Mira

"Song For The Mira" is a contemporary folk song in the Celtic style, written in 1973 by Allister MacGillivray, a songwriter, guitarist, folklorist, author, record producer, born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia in 1948.


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Its lyrics speak of a longing for, and eventual return to, the serenity of the Mira River region of Cape Breton, NS. The song was included in 1976 by John Allan Cameron on his LP Weddings, Wakes & Other Things (repackaged as Song For The Mira). This song has been recorded over 135 times and has been translated into Scots Gaelic, French, Dutch Mi'kmaq and Japanese. (taken from the Canadian Encyclopedia).

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