05/04/2014 – Enya-Orinoco Flow (1988)

160th Boatrace will take place on a Sunday, as long as it goes without a hitch it would be a close race



Not only is it the Grand National this weekend, but as an added bonus it’s the Oxford Cambridge Boatrace on Sunday. This year makes the 160th race between these two rival universities. I think it should be another Cambridge win (the current score is 81-77 in Cambridge’s favour), but Oxford have pulled off surprises before. One of the most interesting fact about the Boatrace is that there has only been one draw. This happened in 1877. Of course this was before on the line technology so, if it happened now there would be a winner (probably quite contentiously). As much as I love technology I do love the thrill of a Boatrace draw. Sadly I can’t see this happening this year.



Today’s song has nothing to do with the Boatrace. In all honesty I don’t really know what it’s about, apart from listing places and having a chorus of ‘Sail Away’. It seems quite fitting to play for tomorrow’s race. One of the best versions of this song I heard was on the latest series of Moone Boy. For those of you not in the know this programme is about a small boy living in rural Ireland in the 1990’s. In one episode he decides to build a raft with his best friend (and their imaginary friends) on Halloween, float through the town and scare people. During their ride they decide to sing a song. And they pick Orinoco Flow.



All that is left for me to do is say Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away!



Enya – Orinoco Flow



April 2014






  1. sophiebowns said:

    I love Enya- her voice is so stunning isn’t it?

    • I don’t hate her. My Dad loves her. Her Lord of the Rings songs were great though. Suited her perfectly.

  2. sugandha118 said:

    I haven’t heard a lot of Enya…except Lord of Rings

  3. We don’t have Sky so I’ve never seen Moone Boy but based upon this clip I’m going to have to try and get the box set. Looks great!

    • Series 1 was amazing, series 2 was as good in places, but not better. It is worth watching all the episodes!

  4. I love this song and its really a guilty pleasure. My husband cannot figure it out why I like it, its one of those mysteries of marriage.

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