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‘Seabird’ references the seabirds - Gannet, Fulmar, Kittiwake, Guillemot, Puffin and Razorbill - of St Kilda and their shifting dynamics. This track features the distinctive call of the Black Legged Kittiwake - a once common species which is experiencing declines throughout the UK.

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Dancing, floating on the wind
Off the cliff and to the air
Half a million strong
The sounds and smells throng
Each in their own defined layer

Captured in a moment
Bright white against the dark
Suspended in the squall,
From the sky they fall
As an arrow fired, straight and right on mark

They’re shifting and changing - with the tide
They’re shifting and changing - with the time

Climbing, scaling stacks and stone
Life line for a lonely isle
Feathers, flesh and oil
Results of daily toils
To help keep a body sustained

Shifting, soaring on the wing
Mismatch in a sea of change
The sliver fish peaks
Out of sync with begging beaks
And the journey goes on and on

They’re shifting and changing - with the tide
They’re shifting and changing - with the time

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from The Wren And The Salt Air, released February 17, 2017
Jenny Sturgeon - shruti, vocals, field recordings
Jonny Hardie - vocals

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Jenny Sturgeon Scotland, UK

Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter "who brings together the old and new with a rare skill" (R2 Magazine). Jenny's music is rich with imagery and her songs are bound together by common threads of folklore, nature and the connection people have with the wild. ... more

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