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Thread #106279 Message #2194212
Posted By: GUEST,Gadaffi
15-Nov-07 - 05:12 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: British Canal/Waterway Songs
Subject: RE: Tune Req: British Canal/Waterway Songs
Certainly Jon Raven was writing and recording songs in the Black Country in the 1970s. Roy Palmer published some of them, I think. John Kirkpatrick recorded a few more.
There was also the Mikron Theatre Company touring the south of England around then, and did a number of albums. I spent a pleasant evening at one of these at the Fox and Hounds at Fleet which backs onto the Basingstoke Canal.
Mick Bisiker also wrote a song about the Wey and Arun Canal, but I haven't heard from him for a long time.
Try googling for Canal Society trusts. I know the Basingstoke Canal used to have one, possibly still does.