Archive for the Category ‘Mining Disasters’

Daddy Coal

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

This song can be heard on youtube:

The Miner’s Way

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Westray – Short Notice

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

You can hear a recording of this song on the United Steelworkers’ website and on youtube:

Twenty-Five Miners

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

You can hear this song on youtube:

Westray Mine Song, The – McEwan

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

McEwan’s liner notes say this about the song: This song is dedicated to the lives and memories of the 26 miners who lost their lives in the Westray mine May…

Westray Lament, The

Saturday, October 6th, 2012


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