On the ferry from Mull in Scotland to the Isle of Staffa, the chances are you will be serenaded by Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture over the boat’s loudspeaker system.
And when you reach the giant opening in the basalt rock that rises out of the sea like a huge stick of broccoli, you will see why the German composer was inspired to write his stirring piece.
Fingal’s Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, known for its natural acoustics. The National Trust for Scotland owns the cave as part of a national nature reserve. It became known as Fingal’s Cave after the eponymous hero of an epic poem by 18th-century Scots poet-historian James Macpherson. Wikipedia