"A Land Beyond The Sea" Debuts


"A Land Beyond The Sea" imagines how a ten-year-old refugee of the Greek War for Independence might have felt when, on May 31, 1828, the becalmed USS Constitution finally cleared Gibraltar and headed out into open water, sailing to a new land and a new life for this survivor of the 1824 massacre on his home island of Psara.

The song debuted at the 2005 San Diego Festival of Sail and is featured on the CD A Blanket of Blue by the San Diego-based folk group The Westlin Weavers. Singer/songwriter Jeanne McDougall, a great-great-granddaughter of George Ipsara Sirian, wrote and recorded the song.

To hear the song and read the lyrics of "A Land Beyond The Sea," click here!