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Thread #73318 Message #1271498
Posted By: 8_Pints
13-Sep-04 - 06:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Cadgwith Anthem
Subject: RE: History behind the Cadgwith Anthem
We attended a benefit night for two lifeboat men lost at sea some six years ago.
All the lifeboat fraternity from around the Cornish coast seemed to be there and of course sang this wonderful song.
My good friend Brian Pengelly of Redruth predicted that the verses would be sung at a cracking pace but the chorus would be slowed right down to luxuriate in the harmonies.
"Just like an organ!" he would say.
The Steeleye recordings don't capture this Chapel style of performance.