Archive for the Category ‘Mining Disasters’

1922 Port Hood Mine Shaft Disaster

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

On July 4, 1922, a bunch of boys were playing near an old, abandoned mine shaft. Poisonous gasses caused one of the boys to fall into the shaft. The others…

Port Hood Mine Shaft Disaster

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Although I don’t have a recording of this particular song, it is sung to the tune of “The Irish Immigrant”:

Two Miles Down

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

This song can be heard online via the CBC.

Last Miner Down Below

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

26 Mine Disaster

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Thank you to Lee Anne Watt for bringing this song to my attention!

Men from 12 South, The

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Twenty-Six Men Brought Light

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Men of Westray

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Every Ounce of Coal

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Westray Trilogy

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

You can listen to this song on Ghostrider’s website.