-- Deer Dancing Round A Broken Mirror --
(instrumental) released 1977

Found on:

Circles In The Stream (1977) [live album]


Known comments by Bruce Cockburn about this song, by date:

  • Spring 1993

    James Jensen: The live album that this first group played on "Circles In The Stream" contained a couple of fresh guitar solo instrumentals.

    BC: "Deer Dancing around a Broken Mirror" is dropped D tuning I think capoed at the second fret and "Cader Idris" is a piece I really like and I don't know what you'd call it but the G string is tuned down to F#.
    -- from an Interview by James Jensen at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, circa Spring 1993.

  • 11 December 1994

    "This is called 'Deer Dancing Around A Broken Mirror'. The title comes from a Japanese children's story by a man named Kenji Miyazawa who was one of the most brilliant writers of any sort around, wrote a lot of children's stories with many dimensions to them beyond the obvious, and some fantastic poetry which is once in a while available in translation but hard to find. Its called "Deer Dancing Around A Broken Mirror".

    -- the spoken intro from the fourth annual 'Christmas With Cockburn' show on the Columbia Radio Hour, New York City, 11 December 1994. Submitted by Jeffrey Dreves (2006)

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