Mudcat Café message #4022107 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48865   Message #4022107
Posted By: GUEST,O' Conner.
03-Dec-19 - 02:40 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: The Dark Island
Subject: RE: DTStudy: The Dark Island
There was no instrumental with seagulls, pre 1962. It was used as the theme for the TV series and only became 'Dark Island' in 1962. It did NOT exist on record until after the BBC TV series. If you actually read the thread you will learn. Dr. Mackay's Farewell to Creagorry as it was previously named, was never recorded before that point. Lyrics were added after the TV series appeared in 1963. Anybody who thinks otherwise is deluding themselves with a false memory. I have many legal papers that give these details, and it is accepted fact - also you can find the broadcast listed in newspapers and radio times. You can also trace the recordings through many of the old record discography sites. The Scottish tune 'Dark Island' did not exist in fixed form pre-1962 -1963. The dubbing of seagull sound effects fitted the South Uist theme, and you can hear it on the radio version. That kind of dubbing of sound, effects on Scottish music wasn't very common until that point.