Into the Night

Beryl Markham was a British born aviator who, in 1936, became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic from east to west non-stop in a single engined wooden monoplane. Her story was immortalised in the book “West with the Night”, and this song I wrote was inspired by that amazing story


About Mike Howe

I am an ecologist and a composer of guitar based instrumental melodies signed to the Real Music label in California. I like to write about my work, music and nature conservation and how it all comes together. I try not to write about things I don't know much about.
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13 Responses to Into the Night

  1. Pat says:

    There is no fear in this music, only joy. This is one of my favorites.

  2. LuAnn says:

    I cannot believe I have not heard of Beryl Markham. I will have to look up this book. Love this song Mike. 🙂

    • Mike Howe says:

      She’s not at all well known, I only readvher book by accident. I was awestruck by the thought of her flying off into the night in her little pkane to cross the mighty ocean, scary, and it inspired the music. Im glad you like it Lu Ann 😃

  3. Jan Schaper says:

    I read West Into the Night many years ago and had completely forgotten about it. Thanks for the memory nudge and for the music . . . you’ve honored the adventurous feminine spirit to be sure!

  4. Gallivanta says:

    She was extraordinary. It’s good to know the inspiration behind this piece.

  5. Lovely. But now I have to find out more about Beryl Markham!

  6. Good night-flying music.

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