SPECTACULAR SIGHT: Fingal's Cave
on Staffa; OASIS OF TRANQUILITY: Isle of Mull at sunset; MAGICAL SPOT: Celtic cross at Iona Abbey
YORK: 1.50 Chancery, 2.20 Fingal's Cave
, 2.55 MONDIALISTE (NAP), 3.30 Carlton Frankie, 4.05 Hitman, 4.40 Knowing Glance, 5.15 Ancient Astronaut.
, Staffa, Inner Hebrides This sea cavern, more than 20m high, is formed of beautiful hexagonal basalt columns and arches and is one of the most majestic places in Scotland.
% The Silvestre de Sousaridden Fingal's Cave
is 4-9 when racing over 7f.
The concert opener was Felix Mendelssohn's wonderfully descriptive Hebrides Overture, Fingal's Cave
, poignantly played and thoughtfully dedicated by Zehetmair to two of the classical music greats who have died over the past few days -- fellow Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave
, Beethoven's First Symphony and Faure's Pavane sit happily alongside Prokofiev's First (Classical) Symphony, Gareth Glyn's Legend of the Lake, and Seagull Nebula by Csanyi-Wills.
but can you to I took a cruise from Oban and had hoped to visit Iona to tour the monastery and Staffa to explore Fingal's Cave
but the weather had other ideas.
ANSWERS: 1 High jump; 2 Matthew Flinders; 3 The mountain ash; 4 Fingal's Cave
; 5 A Scillonian; 6 Conspiracy Theory; 7 A thatcher; 8 Denmark; 9 Georges Simenon; 10 Edward VII.
In 1829, young Mendelssohn schlepped from Hamburg to the Hebrides to see Fingal's Cave
, the inspiration for his ever-popular Hebridean Overture.
'And we sailed to Fingal's Cave
off the west coast of Scotland in a northerly gale with steep seas breaking over the boat.
Or another hop takes you to STAFFA - where you can visit the awe-inspiring basalt columns of Fingal's Cave
Repairs to Fingal's Cave
, on Staffa, are due to get under way as soon as materials to repair a concrete path into the cave can be delivered to the uninhabited island, a spokeswoman for the National Trust for Scotland confirmed yesterday.