Marie Dare


  • BORN 1902 Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland
  • DIED 1976
  • RESIDENCE London UK, Edinburgh Scotland, Glasgow Scotland
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Title: A Widow Bird Sate Mourning 
Composer: Marie Dare
Written in: 1973
Performed by: Frances M Lynch

Dare was born in Fife as were the two intrepid ornithologists. This beautiful setting of Shelley’s poem could be one of those birds they wrote about after a bombardment by Zepplin on the Forth from which they noted a good many effects to the bird populations quite far from the attack. It is performed by Frances M Lynch, Francis St John and Herbie Clarke – but hopefully a choir will sing it again one day – the “good ladies” would definitely approve!