Eilis Kennedy: So Ends This Day
So Ends This Day is the title of my new record.
“A collection of songs. Some hearken back to the days of Whaling in the 1800’s which I wrote based on reading letters, ship’s logs, and personal journals from that time. The remainder are traditional old songs – each with a connection to a particular ship. A wife left behind a wife on board, an adventurous young man, a brave and wise captain, an ill-fated voyage, a drowning, a rescue, an elegy, and a song of hope in times of despair.
Captain George Anthony would often sign off the daily entry to his ship’s log using the phrase “So Ends This Day”, in his strong cursive handwriting. I like the phrase and thought it befitted this collection”.
This is the storyboard for Eilis’s (pronounced Ay Lish)new CD. Her fourth release. Born and bred beside the harbor town of Dingle, in County Kerry in the west of Ireland. This heralds Eilis’s blossoming as a songwriter having input to 8 of the 9 tracks.
The standout track Ciumhais Charraig Aonair, pronounced (kee-yee-ish korrigg ay-norr). The Fasnet Rock is a poem of Eilis’s father Kevin set to music by a neighbor, Shuan Davey. While bringing a new fishing boat home to Dingle, Caoimhin passes by The Fasnet Rock at daybreak. His mind turns to the thousands of exiles that it witnessed leaving Ireland over the years. Sarsfield and St Ruth, the Moorish sacking of Baltimore. The men of Wolf Tone. He asks the rock to reveal the mystery: Who sank The Lusitania?
Also by Eilis and available from www.copperplatemailorder.com
COPP005 Time to Sail 2002
EK02 One Sweet Kiss 2006
Copp031 Westward 2017
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