The myth of the three children of the Celtic river goddess Boand passed on through the music of the bardic harpers, becoming what is known now as The Three Noble Strains. The extended guitar piece The Nine Maidens was intended as something along similar lines, only my theme was the story behind the ring of standing stones down in the far west of Cornwall, where the recording was made. The piece delved further into the G-minor tuning I had come up with for the lament on The Hermit ten or so years earlier.
The Fish in the Well
Variations on My Lady Carey’s Dompe
The Nine Maidens Clarsach-Nine Maidens-The Fiddler