This is the seventh song from Secret Gardens album Songs From a Secret Garden, from 1995.
“This piece was written in 1976 and is the oldest one in this collection. Its inspiration stems from the modal tonality found in the music of Grieg and other composers influenced by their own cultures. Atlantia is colored by Norwegian traditional music, and in the recording of it we see that tradition interact with the very similar Irish tradition. We emphasized that similarity with the use of the low whistle and the Uilleann pipes. Is it the Atlantic ocean that connects the two cultures? Is Atlantia that Norwegian Viking ship sailing through the early morning mist into Dublin harbor? In a way I cant explain, I feel a musical relationship to Irish music.” -Rolf Lovland