North Uist Sea Poems

Feedback from first performance on Sat 4th April 2015

Deep and sad and wonderful and touching’

‘the sea poems are worthy of being recorded for a wider audience’

‘the sea poems and music – so moving’

listen to an excerpt here
NUSP for website


During the winter of 2004/5, which included the devastating Jan 11th hurricane, Pauline Prior-Pitt regularly walked on Sollas beach. 

She kept a sea diary, and from it created a prize winning pamphlet of poems, for which I later wrote music. 

A recording was completed at the very end of 2015, thanks to the help and encouragement of all those who feature on it,  

especially  Pauline and Mike Vass, who was the engineer.

Pauline Prior-Pitt – voice

Gordon Wells – vertical flute

Mairi Voinot – fiddle

Karen Marshalsay – clarsach

Catherine Eunson – cello

Produced by Catherine Eunson and Mike Vass

Cover art from ‘Wild Day’ by Pauline Prior – Pitt

Mixed by Iain Hutchison at Glo-Worm studios, layout and manufacture  by Birnam CDs.

The CD recording of the North Uist Sea Poems is now available for £10 plus £1.75 for postage within the UK.  (Please contact me for postage costs outwith the UK).

Simply email your name and address. Below is how to pay by PayPal, but if you would rather send a cheque please do. I will email you my postal address. Orders local to the Uists and Benbecula are postage free.

Click top right above for Benbecula  photographs,  ‘Looking out to Sea.’

Then pay for it here . If you would like more than one copy I will adjust postage.


Thank you for your interest and for visiting this site.

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