Saturday, 28 August 2010
The Monumental Gala
The Shanty Crew finally took to the stage on a beautiful Sunday. The song here is one what I wrote for the occasion of opening the revamped monument above our town. Not exactly a shanty but the one that opened the show. Sir John Barrow was the second lord of the admiralty in the 1800s and sent lots of explorers out in ships to fill in the blanks in the maps. He came from my home town of Ulverston, hence the song.