Singing and Dreaming (Wayfarer Track 3)
£1.50 – £3.00
Singing and Dreaming: Words and music by Marguerite.
I wrote this piece on retreat in Iona shortly after my father’s death. The inspiration came from
a musical drama about a Finnish legend; A mother singing her dead son back into life.
Singing and Dreaming is for 3 women’s voices
Singing and Dreaming was sung by Marguerite Wallis
All tracks were recorded and mastered by Oli Whitworth in his studio
except Wayfarer and Sacred Bread which were recorded at the Ark-T Centre in
Cowley, Oxford. Many thanks to the Ark-T Centre for the use of their piano and church.
CD cover photo was taken in Iona and turned into a CD cover by Pete Wallis
assisted by Ross Wallis
Heartfelt gratitude to all the singers and musicians who helped with this project
including; Sweet Edge who have sung these pieces in many concerts, my family for
their love and Fiona Dobie (my singing teacher) whose smile gives me confidence.
A deep bow to my Sufi Retreat Guide, Noor Jacobs who inspires and encourages my
creativity. Warm thanks to Oli Whitworth for his sensitivity, musicality and friendship.
Dedicated to the memory of my father Ronald Watts: a Quaker, agriculturalist and journalist who was ‘smitten by Africa’.