Archive for the Category ‘Mining Disasters’

Westray Lament, The

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Colliertown

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Westray Mine – Wood

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

You can hear Wood perform this song here:

Disaster at No 1-B

Monday, May 28th, 2012

A note indicates that this is from John O’Donnell’s collection. The book also says that the well-known British Child ballad, “Lord Randall,” was the inspiration for this song.

Springhill – Gill & Brown

Monday, May 28th, 2012

The Caledonia Explosion

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Tune: “Ailie Bain o’ the Glen”

Seven Lamps North

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

1952 Glace Bay Mining Disaster

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

1899 Glace Bay Mining Disaster

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

The Dominion No. 4 Colliery opened in 1866 in the Caledonia district of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. On Friday, June 16, 1899, a couple of hours after midnight, an overman…

Westray Story, The

Thursday, May 10th, 2012