Savage Seas, The


I first heard this song many years ago, sung by Ed and Ruth Fitzgerald from Kildare, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The song tells the story of the seas surrounding the Island. Ed composed the song for a competition on the Island, but forgot about it for many years until we got together one night for some music and song in the home of our friends, Alice Bérubé and her husband Gerry Gill in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. We set up the recording machine after a lovely dinner prepared by Gerry, and this song was revived for us by Ed and Ruth. We had a wonderful evening.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries
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Fitzgerald, Ed (vocals) (composer) and Fitzgerald, Ruth (vocals, guitar), “The Savage Seas,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 24, 2024,