Enya's Orinoco Flow, but it's a Bardcore sea shanty

Orinoco Flow, by Enya, but it's a bardcore sea shanty.
Good morrow! It has been a little while, I’m afraid, for I have been busy with work around the abbey as we prepare for Winter. But I humbly offer another song for you all, by none other than our ethereal Queen Enya herself. This piece prominently features the lovely voice of my brother Friar Funk, and has additional vocals by the other men in the family. Please try to smell the salt spray and feel the wind on your face, even if you’re stuck at home like me.
A small update regarding Spotify: Cornelius Link and I have signed on with Kartel Music Group, and his songs are already up on Spotify. (Have a listen! ) Mine are a bit more complex when it comes to legalities, so they will be taking somewhat longer, but I promise the ball is now rolling! Thank you for your patience.
Art: White Ship, Cotton Claudius D. ii, f. 45v. From the British Library.The gathering together of the fish and sea monsters. MS. Douce 134, fol. 42v. From the Bodleian Digital Library
Let me sail, let me sail
Let the Volga river flow
Let me reach, let me beach
On the shores of Tripoli
Let me sail, let me sail
Let me crash upon thy shore
Let me reach, let me beach
Far beyond the Baltic Sea
Sail away, sail away, sail away
From Calais to Marseilles, in the shade of Avalon
From Bari to Tiree and to Thessaloniki
From Milan to Sidon hear the power of Babylon
From Paris to Dundee, far beneath the Celtic Sea
Sail away, sail away, sail away
From the North to the South
Ebudae into Khartoum
From the deep sea of clouds
To the island of the moon
Carry me on the waves
To lands I have never been
Carry me on the waves
To lands I have never seen
We can sail, we can sail
With the Volga river flow
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, Sail away, Sail away)
We can steer, we can near
With my hands upon the oar
We can sigh, say goodbye
To the life we knew before
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, Sail away, Sail away)
We can reach, we can beach
On the shores of Tripoli
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, Sail away, Sail away)
From Paris to Dundee, far beneath the Celtic Sea
Sail away, sail away, sail away


  1. jaelon mcknight

    jaelon mcknight

    4 soat oldin

    Can you do a medieval version of no good deed From WICKED ?

  2. PJR Music

    PJR Music

    5 soat oldin

    Ne’er have I wanted more than to cast off my Covid flight vouchers for the high seas.

  3. mother fucking yoda

    mother fucking yoda

    8 soat oldin

    lo, i do humbly provide mine dearest gratitude! though it may makest me sound peculiar, these devine melodies thou creates help me through mine sorrow, for this, thank thee enough i cannot.

  4. MrCotchios


    10 soat oldin

    Thou truly art extraordinary, my noble lady. Verily doth I lovest thine bardic creations. Thou bringeth happiness to mine lowly heart.

  5. Blind Barista

    Blind Barista

    15 soat oldin

    Wow! its not sung in mumblespeak

  6. Orblingz


    16 soat oldin

    This song was made for this style.

  7. Dreadqueen


    16 soat oldin

    Wonderful as always!! Would love to hear a sea shanty version of a Billy Joel’s Downeaster Alexa. :)

  8. Daniel Truong

    Daniel Truong

    21 soat oldin

    Vikings going to raid everywhere in this song

  9. smoyertastic


    Kun oldin

    Every new post somehow tops the last,so good

  10. Ascension Light

    Ascension Light

    Kun oldin

    thought u were going to say enya ripped this song off someone thank god

  11. kingbadmovie


    Kun oldin

    No offense to Enya, but I kind of like this version better.

  12. 85szabolcs


    Kun oldin

    Unfurl the sail. Warm seas await, my fellow sailors...

  13. Hadassah Andersen

    Hadassah Andersen

    Kun oldin

    Beautifully Played!

  14. K W

    K W

    Kun oldin

    Has anybody done a bardcore version of Swae Lee/Post Malone's "Sunflower" yet? Because I need it just like I need every other song posted on this channel.

  15. brinkwerks


    Kun oldin

    better than the original. on spotify by chance? or just grab via the musi app

  16. Daniel


    Kun oldin

    This is pretty damn great.

  17. JhoD


    Kun oldin

    This be fecking delightful.

  18. Justin Wescott

    Justin Wescott

    Kun oldin

    Now I want to hear Come Sail Away by STYX!

  19. Александра Баширова

    Александра Баширова

    Kun oldin

    That's perfect. I spent my childhood beside Volga river and now I live on the shores of Baltic sea. Greetings from Russia.

  20. Donna Thedead

    Donna Thedead

    2 kun oldin

    Missed her lovely voice on this one, but I still liked it.

  21. chickenisafoolofatoo


    2 kun oldin

    Vikings have entered the chat.

  22. NAANsoft


    2 kun oldin

    I can hear the ship creaking....

  23. Agnieszka Poznańska

    Agnieszka Poznańska

    2 kun oldin

    Imagine Hildegard's version of "The Chain" (Fleetwood Mac)

  24. Captain Chlamidia

    Captain Chlamidia

    2 kun oldin

    I didnt think I'd find a version of Orinoco Flow I liked more then The Celtic Women version and I still haven't...but this is a close second.

  25. Vlasta Savic

    Vlasta Savic

    2 kun oldin

    Not much impressed with this band on the whole. When I listen to it I feel nothing.

  26. Dr. Quackenbacker

    Dr. Quackenbacker

    2 kun oldin

    Please. Please do old school prog. Anything by Genesis or ELP.

  27. Michael E Lambert

    Michael E Lambert

    3 kun oldin

    Words cannot express how I felt after hearing this! You took me with you as I sank into the music and lyrics and I never looked back! Thank you for rescuing me!

  28. Simon Skiles

    Simon Skiles

    3 kun oldin

    OMG I have never approved of covers of Enya... until now. Carry on, me lads and lasses!

  29. Timothy


    3 kun oldin


  30. Jemand Jemand

    Jemand Jemand

    3 kun oldin

    hildegard von blingin#??? amazing

  31. George Mead

    George Mead

    3 kun oldin

    Thoust doth appreciate thee.

  32. Charles Bernard

    Charles Bernard

    3 kun oldin

    I'm a novice singer and I do a lot of Enya pieces. I think I may have to give this one a try using your music. And tonight is a vocal lesson so I may as well start tonight. Love it! Great song!

  33. lucía


    3 kun oldin

    The flute divine...

  34. 林依緹


    3 kun oldin

    Do more Enya’s song please! What a masterpiece 😮

  35. Stranger __

    Stranger __

    3 kun oldin

    Sorry, maybe I don't understand something, but Khartoum as a city was founded in the 19th century, which is not really medieval. Wouldn't it make sense to use, for instance, Axum, instead?

  36. BurgereaterRichard


    3 kun oldin

    Awesome! And I'm so glad my city (Thessaloniki) is mentioned!! :D

  37. Mr. Peanutbutter

    Mr. Peanutbutter

    3 kun oldin

    Anoth'r quite quaint song fair mistress. I applaudeth thee

  38. Lost Ship

    Lost Ship

    3 kun oldin

    I don't know If I should add this to my Sea Shanty, Bard Core, Or Modern Hits Playlist?

  39. Amir Ali Ashraf Kashani

    Amir Ali Ashraf Kashani

    3 kun oldin

    My lady, blessed talent floweth through thine bloodline! May thine dynasty reign over bardcore forevermore!

  40. Moses Palemoon

    Moses Palemoon

    4 kun oldin

    What I listen to when on the Sea of thieves

  41. Dank-Tempered Clavier

    Dank-Tempered Clavier

    4 kun oldin

    I'm not saying that you need any collaboration, but if you need the acoustics of ancient church organs for future pieces, I can lend my expertise.

  42. Dank-Tempered Clavier

    Dank-Tempered Clavier

    4 kun oldin

    Let's get Lady Hildegard to 1 million faithful subscribers!

  43. t1m3l0rd


    4 kun oldin

    Mmmm, sounds exactly the same.

  44. Jessica Tatum

    Jessica Tatum

    4 kun oldin

    FRIAR FUNK lolol

  45. Erich Tomanek

    Erich Tomanek

    4 kun oldin

    Wow! This gives Enya's version a run for its money! Beautiful, just beautiful.

  46. Roro Freeko

    Roro Freeko

    4 kun oldin

    I can't believe it. this cover is pure genius and creativity. I love Enya since 1988 (with this song) and I love medieval music and Hildegard von Bingen. Thank you "von blingin" for creating a synthesis of those three. Wow! Even the modified lyrics and the way this sentence pronounced "to lands I have never been" is really medieval and pure magic. the bad thing is that it is midnight and discovering this cover just made me hyper, and I desperately need to sleep! please do not ruin my sleep!

  47. ColdWaterThrower


    4 kun oldin

    Enjoyed it. But it's no sea shanty.

  48. Wavelength


    4 kun oldin

    Amazingly evocative!! Thanks for making my day :)

  49. Enea


    4 kun oldin

    Please please please do Bardic Inspiration by Kimera !!!!!!!

  50. Kate Cole

    Kate Cole

    4 kun oldin

    Please do All Star

  51. Captain Feathersword

    Captain Feathersword

    4 kun oldin


  52. Wil Widdoes

    Wil Widdoes

    4 kun oldin

    'Tis a wondrous adaptation (but 'tis a bit hasty fer a shanty)!

  53. naturelover607


    4 kun oldin

    I love Enya's music. This is awesome!

  54. C Holesterol

    C Holesterol

    5 kun oldin

    This is the most elaborate and non-confrontational way to tell a sailor to leave that I have ever heard.

  55. Jesiol Silvera

    Jesiol Silvera

    5 kun oldin

    as a spanish speaker who never bothered to look for the lyrics I always sang "selowe, selowe, selowe" xD

  56. Stefan Shelenko

    Stefan Shelenko

    5 kun oldin


  57. Jack_K2


    5 kun oldin

    Loved it... Enya translate rather easily.

  58. James C

    James C

    5 kun oldin

    I appreciate that you actually had someone singing. I hate these channels that do medieval covers but never have anyone singing. It just feels to me like they entered the notes into a synthesizer and called it a day

    • L GILL

      L GILL

      4 kun oldin

      That would be Friar Funk singing. He is Hildegard’s brother. His voice is this side of heaven to me.

  59. ptlbeverley


    5 kun oldin

    IDEA "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" as "Constantinople (Not Byzantium)" Sorry if this has been suggested a million times before

    • Rocky Desert

      Rocky Desert

      5 kun oldin


  60. kitaronicus


    5 kun oldin

    Ahh excellent!

  61. Laurel Jean

    Laurel Jean

    5 kun oldin

    This is fucking gold.

    • Laurel Jean

      Laurel Jean

      5 kun oldin

      I love the way you and your crew localize the language as well as much as possible to make it period-appropriate. "All ye bully rooks in your buskin boots" still cracks me up, and so does "send a wagon for thy minstrel and refuse my letters". I find myself singing it in the car and cracking myself up.

    • Laurel Jean

      Laurel Jean

      5 kun oldin

      Seriously I've listened to it more than a dozen times.

  62. Robert Lundkvist

    Robert Lundkvist

    5 kun oldin

    Was waiting for a mashup with Come Sail Away by Styx...

  63. Mark Best

    Mark Best

    5 kun oldin

    239 people accidentally hit the dislike button as their tears of pure joy obscured their vision.

  64. Draegane


    5 kun oldin

    This is very good...and I really like Friar Funk singing, he has a very nice voice :-)

  65. Toma Chaumont Behrs

    Toma Chaumont Behrs

    5 kun oldin

    So awesome! Do “Come Sail Away” by Styx next!

  66. fish head

    fish head

    5 kun oldin

    Woah, I was wondering if you could make medieval style with Enya's music, and then I saw this like 👁️👄👁️

  67. Mycroft93


    5 kun oldin

    I am a beggar and a fool, for I just now realize the song only mentions seas that would've been known by Medieval European scholars!

  68. Ray


    5 kun oldin

    Do you have a patreon or something? I will pay you to do this forever....

  69. David


    5 kun oldin

    I was unsure about this at first but by about half way I was singing along myself.

  70. RoyalSnowbird


    5 kun oldin

    The name of Saint Hildegard should be: Hildegard von Bingen (Hildegard of Bingen). Bingen is a city in Germany... and is the location where she died. . . Not to be confused with Hildegard von Blingen. . . Saint Hildegard was a prolific musician and many songs are attributed to her. . . This may bring people to some level of confusion here. . .

  71. Plaid PVCPipe

    Plaid PVCPipe

    5 kun oldin

    More Friar Funk! You are a talented family.

  72. Plaid PVCPipe

    Plaid PVCPipe

    5 kun oldin

    I must say, I am a huge fan of this Friar Funk! My guy out here sounding like he could be a real medieval bard. 10/10 Would ask Skyrim Modders to replace Mikael with Friar Funk again.

  73. What happened was

    What happened was

    5 kun oldin

    Can’t get enough

  74. Andrew Broekhuijsen

    Andrew Broekhuijsen

    5 kun oldin

    Came here expecting this to be ridiculous, and instead it was incredible.

  75. Brigadier Blue

    Brigadier Blue

    6 kun oldin

    I am so for more Shanties omg this is awesome 🤩🤩🤩

  76. Dave Taylor

    Dave Taylor

    6 kun oldin

    I think I actually prefer this to the original and I really liked the original.

    • V C

      V C

      4 kun oldin

      My thoughts exactly!

  77. Dobber Sanchez

    Dobber Sanchez

    6 kun oldin

    now i want to play wind waker

  78. Karina Iwaszkiewicz

    Karina Iwaszkiewicz

    6 kun oldin

    This is unironically super beautiful, I've been listening to this all day.

  79. Mikayla Murphy

    Mikayla Murphy

    6 kun oldin

    I absolutely love this! Is that a hurdy gurdy at the beginning?

  80. Daniel Zemer

    Daniel Zemer

    6 kun oldin

    Wonderful work. Whenever I am able to go ride on my fathers boat again shall have to bring this up.

  81. B Wyn

    B Wyn

    6 kun oldin

    Please please do White Flag by Dido!!!

  82. Maria Jackson

    Maria Jackson

    6 kun oldin

    Thou art tardy Master Pettyfer! Away! We must cast off. Verily the tide doth waiteth for no man!

  83. Enchantress


    6 kun oldin

    Loved this one. :-) *Future suggestion: Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight.*

  84. THEClevercatchphrase


    6 kun oldin

    Fantastic! More Enya please?

  85. gallucinogenia


    6 kun oldin

    Отдельная благодарность за упоминание великой русской реки Волги!

  86. I see it like this I feel like

    I see it like this I feel like

    6 kun oldin

    This deserves a million views.

  87. Pintsizedpanda


    6 kun oldin

    i love how epic this feels! hilde you are awesome and friar funk has a lovely voice!

  88. lustymaiden


    6 kun oldin

    I would love to hear a cover of Where Is My Mind - Pixies!

  89. Bella Fawzi

    Bella Fawzi

    6 kun oldin


  90. Aprlmoore


    6 kun oldin


  91. Sasquatch Hadarock

    Sasquatch Hadarock

    6 kun oldin

    This is such an excellent genre

  92. cameron felt

    cameron felt

    6 kun oldin

    I’m already mentally ill.... this is the final straw 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  93. Charlotte


    6 kun oldin

    Guys this one is a BANGER I love it

  94. DevoutGeek


    6 kun oldin

    “Safety Dance” should be one to consider!

  95. Christian Calderon

    Christian Calderon

    7 kun oldin

    Much better than the original!

  96. Casey Buckner

    Casey Buckner

    7 kun oldin

    First time I heard this song, it was on a fan music video of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. So fitting for such a beautifully made video game?

  97. D' Otter

    D' Otter

    7 kun oldin

    I understood every word you sang. In this alone, you have exceeded Enya.

  98. Sean Curran

    Sean Curran

    7 kun oldin

    I would LOVE to hear what you can do to a Tori Amos song. My mind goes right to "Blood Roses".

  99. HeKeptDying


    7 kun oldin

    Hi grandpa JJ. I love you!

  100. Ravn Thor Hegland

    Ravn Thor Hegland

    7 kun oldin

    This is glorious! Thank you for creating and sharing such a wonderful cover!