Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Shoals of Herring

Herring photo from The Herring File

With my Newfoundland blood and my fondness for Irish folk music, I've retained great affection Ewan MacColl's fishing song, Shoals of Herring, since I heard it sung from the front row of the Queen Elizabeth theatre in Vancouver in 1968. Among those who sing it, no voice or soul can compare to that of the late Liam Clancy, last survivor of the Aran sweater clad group of sixties fame: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.

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