Haste to the Wedding – a music post

One of the recurring themes in The Treachery of Beautiful Things is the traditional tune “Haste to the Wedding”. It is the tune with which Tom first wakes the trees, and the tune which lures Jenny into the Realm seven years later.

This is one of my favourite versions of it, as it captures all the different nuances in this piece of music.  The introduction, played by Sharon Corr is simply beautiful, while the main tune, Part 2 (as used in the book), kicks off about the 3.33 minute mark and is builds in life an energy as the music turns from traditional to modern (and Mick Fleetwood joins in on drums). If you don’t want to listen to the whole thing, listen to that. But you’ll be missing out.


I’m so glad Warner music has this on Youtube so I can share it with you.

2 thoughts on “Haste to the Wedding – a music post

  1. It’s gorgeous, I’ve always loved this piece. And, I couldn’t believe when I saw the start of the clip, but I was there the night this was filmed–right up at the top, just to the right of the camera. Royal Albert Hall, my 16th birthday. The Corrs were virtually unknown then (except, obvs, to me!). Mick Fleetwood was awesome. Incidentally, it was also the birthday of the middle Corr sister, Caroline, the drummer. You can probably tell which one is Caroline and which one is Mick…

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