The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162794   Message #3877085
Posted By: GUEST,buspassed
14-Sep-17 - 02:54 PM
Thread Name: Lillian bilocca
Subject: Lillian bilocca
Having failed to obtain a ticket for the forthcoming drama about Lillian Billoca ,a formidable woman who organised a group of women in Hull after three trawlers were lost off Iceland in the winter of '68 to confront the trawler owners over the total disregard for their employees health and safety,I read the Hull Year of Culture publicity material to discover that the Unthanks were supplying the music. So what's happened to the Waterson:Carthy family? Did they turn the gig down? Anybody know the reason for the family being overlooked?