Posts Tagged ‘1956 Springhill Mine Disaster’

Springhill Mine Explosion

Friday, May 4th, 2012

A recording of this song can be heard here and also on youtube: Folklorist Neil Rosenberg corresponded with both Jack Kingston and Roy Rudolph, who both wrote songs about Springhill mining…

Rescue from the Springhill Coal Mine

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Miracle at Springhill

Friday, May 4th, 2012

According to folklorist Neil V. Rosenberg, Roy Rudolph was inspired to write this song when he heard radio reports of the disaster.  He recalled writing the song in about an…

1956 Springhill Mine Disaster

Friday, May 4th, 2012

On November 1, 1956, at approximately 5:00 PM AST, a sizable explosion occurred in the No. 4 Colliery just outside the town of Springhill, Nova Scotia. The mine was owned…

Springhill Mine Disaster

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Hear this song on youtube: