John McFadden | Piper On the Hill

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Piper On the Hill

by John McFadden

This song is dedicated to Daniel James McFadden who passed away on June 27 2012 of cancer. Inspired by a promise to his brother John McFadden had written and arranged this beautiful song in a Celtic style and named it "Piper on the Hill"
Genre: Folk: Celtic Fusion
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Behind the Piper on the Hill
The night before Dan's passing John picked up a guitar and for the last time by his bedside played one of Dan's favorite songs, "Mull of Kintyre" by Sir James Paul McCartney. Family and loved ones had joined in while the song played. In that moment John had envisioned a warrior's funeral he felt his brother Dan deserved for the 26 years battle he had with cancer.
John's Vision
At the Mull of Kintyre a sweet smell filled the morning air for the rain had just slowed. Off the shore in a gathering John watched as they placed Dan's body into a funeral boat. He was heavy hearted as the waves slowly carried his brother off into the sea where many other great warriors had come to be.
John, knowing the winds of change have come, could hear the beating of a funeral drum softly and mournfully, matching to the speed and sound of his own heart.
To the east of him there stood an archer shooting a single flaming arrow to the raft. Catching the raft, it sets ablaze, a fire to behold. Behind him to the south his kin and friends observe honorably in silence, trying to make sense in their own way.
Just then he hears a faint sound, music?
His eyes are drawn from the boat in front of him glancing though the mist of the morning to see a piper in the north there upon the hill.
Playing softly in the distance, a feeling comes over him.
Now drawing his eyes to the west there at his side stood the spirit of his brother.
In a wondering moment his eyes were mesmerized on his brother. He looked back toward the hill and closed his eyes to take it all in. There two brothers stood for one last time. For an instant John felt a sense of peace and the pain was easier to bear.
The last moment between brothers as the spirit fades into the night.
John exclaimed "You shall never be forgotten I will immortalize you into the sea of time!"
"From Brother for Brother"
This song is for you Dan.



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