The Water is Wide
Kate & Steve and Lono from Molokai combine cultures at Tunes in the Dunes Uke Camp 2015
In September 2015, Lono came from Molokai to make music and teach at the Tunes in the Dunes uke camp with Kate & Steve and others. The three musicians had met at this same camp five years before and Lono had a recording of Kate & Steve singing "The Water is Wide" from that first encounter. Although this song originated in Scotland in the 1600's, Lono had learned the song as a child in Hawaii, and long-envisioned an arrangement that overlaid the Hawaiian words atop the anglo verses. In this rare, one-of-a-kind performance, the trio manifested Lono's vision for the first time, as Sherry performed a beautiful hula created to be danced as they sang. Charts of both versions by the artists are below for your use and enjoyment.