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Thread #36776 Message #3627794
Posted By: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
23-May-14 - 09:11 AM
Thread Name: Songs about lifeboat disaster, 1886?
Subject: RE: Songs about lifeboat disaster, 1886?
Myself, Chris and Siobhan Nelson, Pete Rimmer, Len Pentin and Colin Wayte, all connected with Southport's Bothy Folksong Club are currently presenting 'Cork Jackets and Drill' which tells the story of the Mexico disaster in song and narration. Lasting about 90 mins it's been out 5 times already and we have many more shows lined. Before you ask, yes of course we're available for hire!
An album should be along fairly soon and as someone who grew up in Southport, I feel as one of Len's lyrics says, it's a "tale so rarely told." When I was much younger it was common knowledge, we were taught about it at school and how dangerous a coastline we grew up next to. Nowadays it's a fairly benign seascape owing to much building-up of the foreshore due to longshore drift, Ribble estuary silt etc.
I couldn't for the life of me create a blue clicky but if anyone reading this could help out - we're at www.corkjackets.co.uk