Fingal's Cave

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a large cave with basaltic pillars on Staffa island in Scotland

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Composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote Hebrides Overture after a visit to Fingal's Cave in 1829.
Having set sail with the sop of Fingal's Cave - the reason for a silly and endlessly repeated Classic FM advert: ``Thrill to Libor Pesek playing Mendelssohn'' - it was Pesek's fellow countryman playing Mozart which proved more memorable.
Staffa - the 71-acre island in the Inner Hebrides off Scotland contains Fingal's Cave which features hexagonal columns of basalt lava.
Ashore on the island for just an hour, we scaled the few hundred feet to its 'summit' cairn then climed along the cliffs (hanging on to a rope rail so thoughtfully provided by the Scottish National Trust) into Fingal's Cave.
The concert will open with Mendelssohn's dramatic Hebrides Overture, which he composed after being overwhelmed by the stunning scenery at Fingal's Cave.
Brian Dick was on a visit to Fingal's Cave on the island of Staffa when he fell backwards and hit his head.
Scotland's northern and western isles are hosting some of the most exciting events, with Shetland Rocks showcasing over two hours of dance and indie music from Lerwick, a ceilidh on Staffa, and the Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir singing in Fingal's Cave.
The most famous of these - Fingal's Cave -- was the inspiration behind classical composer Felix Mendelssohn's Hebridean Overture, which he wrote on a visit to the island in 1829.
On the site of the former Fingal's Cave, another slightly curiously named bistro, McEwan's has looked back in time to find flavours for its menu.
Highlights include visits to Iona Abbey and Fingal's Cave, a private tour of Mull's stately Torosay Castle and a trip on the Mull and West Highland narrow- gauge steam train.
This stereocard, right, of the interior of Fingal's Cave, Staffa, was taken by photographer George Washington Wilson of Aberdeen in 1863.
Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave, Beethoven's First Symphony and Faure's Pavane sit happily alongside Prokofiev's First (Classical) Symphony, Gareth Glyn's Legend of the Lake, and Seagull Nebula by Csanyi-Wills.
Mick Channon's yard has emerged from a quiet spell with half a dozen winners in the last week and FINGAL'S CAVE (2.
FINGAL'S Cave can atone for a narrow defeat at York in the Heineken Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Ffos Las.
Reggie Yates journeys to the largest uninhabited island in the Solomons, surrounded by pristine coral reefs, Denise Lewis experiences the Zambia's Victoria Falls, the most spectacular waterfall on Earth, and Clare Balding is in Scotland, following in the footsteps of Felix Mendelssohn, who was inspired by the volcanic Fingal's Cave on the island of Staffa.