You know how every country has a national anthem? Well, not being much of subscriber to nationalism myself, I thought I’d compose an anthem for land, people and nature wherever they may be found.
“This Land of Ours” is from my album “Round River” and can be purchased here, or here, or here 🙂
36 thoughts on “This Land of Ours”
Just wonderful. I enjoyed it so very much. You are so talented. I hope you and your music get recognized for the delicate beauty that comes from your heart.
Thank you so much I really appreciate that 🙂
This is absolutely beautiful, Mike – really moving, in fact. I have just treated myself to ‘Island of Anywhere’ on iTunes, it will be lovely to listen to while I work!
Thank you so much Jo I’m thrilled that you like it and that you’ve bought “Island of Anywhere”, thank you and I do hope you enjoy it!
I’m already enjoying it, Mike – it’s beautiful. I hope you’ve survived the recent storms, by the way!
Thanks Jo, I’m catching up after we lost power for 24 hours, the winds yesterday were stronger than anything I’ve ever experienced, it was frightening, exhilarating stuff. Hope you’re ok?
That sounds awful. Glad you’re OK. I saw some pics of gigantic waves on the Welsh coast – horrendous. We’re fine, thanks – it’s been windy but the worst weather has been to the south of us so far!
Glad to hear it 🙂
Beautiful and heartwarming, music, photos and your words! 🙂
Thank you Elina what a lovely comment 🙂
Great music, Mike!
Thanks so much Tracy glad you like it 🙂
and mike too )))))
Thank you Beth 🙂
lovely, mark )
They all go well with each other, together, Anthem and pictures and the idea – thank you, Mike!
Thank you Leya, I rather the like the concept of a world anthem even if the world never gets to hear it 😉
😉 Good thinking. But, there is always the chance that it will! Good things might spread like ripples. Like Gandhi told us – You must be the change you want to see in the world.
And how can I argue with Gandhi 🙂 Thank you Leya 🙂
Brilliant Mike! A wonderful tune for this land.
Thank you Ash I’m glad you like it 🙂
Works for me!
Thanks Anneli 🙂
An amazing piece of work Mike, perfect international anthem for Mother Earth and all her diverse creatures. 🙂
Thank you so much LuAnn, you are far too kind 🙂
No, you are just that talented. 🙂
I am not much of a nationalist either, Mike. My national anthem has always been Pete Seeger’s “This Land is Your Land.” Now, thanks to you, I have an international anthem as well.
Pete Seegers song is an excellent choice too Emilie, we’ll miss him 🙂
I love the film, Mike. Such a lovely idea you have come across.
This country is ours, anthem 🙂
All the best,
Thank you Hanna, it seemed like a fitting sentiment for the music 🙂
Some lovely Welsh ponies? It’s our National Day today; Waitangi Day. I am not big on Nationalism either but I hope being a good citizen of one’s own land is the first step towards caring for the larger world. Your music would go so well with New Zealand scenery too; it does have universal application.
That’s very nice to know, it’s what I hope for with my music. Happy Waitangi Day! Sounds wonderful, what does one do to celebrate? Any traditionally meals to be had? Oh and yes, they are welsh mountain ponies, they do a grand job grazing our conservation sites, and they handle the harsh winter storms on the coast brilliantly
Waitangi Day is a strange day. Much commemoration at the official level and some public gatherings/celebrations organised for the masses but it doesn’t have the aura of ,say, Bastille Day or Independence Day. It probably should but, instead, it seems to be a day that we don’t quite know how to celebrate. We do much better with our annual Anzac Day.
A wonderful song with beautiful impressions from Pembrokeshire. Thank you Mike – this post gave me a great start into the day! 🙂
Thank you Steffi that’s nice to know, hope you have a lovely day 🙂