23Apr

Seth Lakeman – Solomon Browne

Fantastic song, about a real world tragedy, the Penlee lifeboat disaster, where the Solomon Browne sought to rescue the stricken coaster Union Star in terrible conditions. Both boats were lost to the elements, resulting in 16 casualties. It happened just before Christmas, 1981.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYCf-Esfjb8]
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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.