Raven's Wing


This track comes to us through the generosity of its composers, fiddle player Donna Hébert and guitarist Max Cohen. It is track number two on their CD In Full Bloom. Donna writes:

'My father passed away in early March 2008 while our band was visiting the Grand Canyon. We were stalked by ravens all day until, at sunset, one landed among us. It looked straight at me and gestured, croaking; after a few minutes it flew off. Within moments, the call came through that my father had passed. Max and I wrote the tune and only then did I discover that my father's bomber unit in World War II was called The Ravens... When I heard the last mix from Canada, I wept with joy. Mark Busic (engineer) had captured the feel of the day, the canyon, the wonder, perfectly. Max's guitar is the raven's wings. My violin and viola are the spirit breaking free...'


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Hébert, Donna (fiddle, viola) (composer) and Cohen, Max (guitar) (composer), “Raven's Wing,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed June 15, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/406.