Posts Tagged ‘1958 Springhill Mine Disaster’

Two Miles Down

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

This song can be heard online via the CBC.

Springhill – Gill & Brown

Monday, May 28th, 2012

The Ballad of Springhill

Friday, May 4th, 2012

This is perhaps the most famous of all the Springhill disaster songs, not least because of Seeger’s and MacColl’s high profiles in the folk music world.  Having received international news…

Springhill Disaster

Friday, May 4th, 2012

The occurrence of the Spring Hill Mine Disaster of 1958 brought about much attention from onlookers, as well as reporters through local and global sources of media.  According to Rosenberg,…

Springhill (These Are Green Hills Now)

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Brian Vardigans’ original version can be heard online here (it is truly beautiful and worth listening to in its original form). Here is a cover of his song on youtube:

No More Pickin’ Coal

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Miracle at Colliery Two

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Neil Rosenberg tells the rather interesting story about how this song came to be. Jack Kingston had had considerable success with “Springhill Mine Explosion,” the song he had written about…

Down in Springhill’s Bumpy Mine

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Although this song is not about a specific disaster, the reference to “Number Two” suggests that it was written after (in response to?) the 1958 disaster, which occurred in the…

Buddy, Can You Hear Me?

Friday, May 4th, 2012

1958 Springhill Mine Disaster

Friday, May 4th, 2012

On Thursday, October 23, 1958 at approximately 8:06 PM the No. 2 Colliery just outside the town of Springhill N. S. Was struck by an underground shift in the mine,…