This piece was inspired by, and features, the Irish air Port na bPúcaí (Song of the Faeries/Ghosts). A series of ‘kick-starts’ introduces different textures, some of which are derived from Port na bPúcaí. From time to time, fragments of the song appear, as if from the mist. Eventually, the song is heard, interspersed with remnants of previous textures. Before the song is completed, it is overwhelmed by chord clusters; as if by the mist. The final section includes a few brief appearances of earlier ideas. The title of the piece represents the geographical bearing from my home in London to the Blasket Islands, off the coast of Kerry, from where Port na bPúcaí is believed to originate.
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