Caelum Scalptorium (The Engraver's Chisel)

by Gemma Khawaja

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Bill Norrie 06:56


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Caelum is a small, insignificant constellation
in the the southern sky. Its name means Chisel
in Latin. It is a rare word and is unconnected to
the far more common Latin usage of the word
caelum, to mean: Heaven.
The constellation Caelum used to be called
Caelum Scalptorium, meaning:
The Engraver’s Chisel.
Due to its small size and location away from
the plane of the Milky Way, Caelum is a rather
barren constellation, with few objects of interest.

In google translate, a misspelling of
Caelum Scalptorium as Caelum Scalptorum
returns the pleasing translation: Heaven Cutter.

Caelum Scalptorium
(The Engraver’s Chisel)

1. One Night As I Lay On My Bed 7.23
2. George Collins 5.54
3. She Moved Through The Fair 4.01
4. Low Down In The Broom 5.16
5. Searching For Lambs 5.09
6. The May Morning Dew 5.17
7. Bill Norrie 6.56
8. Though I Live Not Where I Love 5.46
9. The Isle Of Jewels 6.35
10. Westron Wynde 5.55

(Bonus track: The Crucifixion: Phil Ochs)


released May 1, 2018

Caelum Scalptorium
(The Engraver’s Chisel)
Gemma Khawaja

Vocals and all instruments: Gemma Khawaja
Recording, editing and mixing: Gemma Khawaja
Artwork: Gemma Khawaja
Created using Reaper Digital Audio Workstation

Dedicated to all the inspirational singers I
have heard, especially to the old ones that I
never had the opportunity to meet.

Thanks to Nidge for being a good friend and
for use of his house to record!




Gemma Khawaja Cromer, UK

I am a singer/guitarist from the Midlands (now based in Norfolk) performing traditional songs of the British Isles & creating songs inspired by folkloric customs, folk poesy & poetry.
I enjoy stories & themes found in traditional songs & ballads. I love the richness & beauty of the melodies and the journey each song takes you on.
I am the 2013 winner of Islington Folk Club's Trad2Mad competition.
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