This tune was written about historic Methven Wood in Perthshire where the composer has regularly walked. The piece has 4 parts; the first reflects the spring with the bluebells and their freshness emerging out of the winter; the second part is the wood at the height of summer with the buzz of insects in the air; part three changes tempo to reflect the onset of autumn and the changing colours whilst part four seeks to evoke the winter storms which batter Scotland shaping the woods and individual trees. These motifs are repeated to complete the never-ending cycle of wind, weather and time through, and across the years.
Composer website: https://www.plaidsong.co.uk/
Link to audio of music: https://www.plaidsong.co.uk/music
Syd House is a retired professional forester who lives near Bankfoot in Perthshire. He has played guitar and sung in bands gaining a broad experience in folk music. He recently formed PlaidSong with singer (and wife) Nicky Small, offering a unique mix of Scottish history and song. They perform regularly across Scotland and beyond.
If you would like to contact the composer – you can email them here.