BALLAD OF SPRINGHILL

Latest update on 14/09/2015

Artist: Peggy Seeger & Ewan MacColl
Author: Peggy Seeger/Ewan MacColl
Label: Vanguard
Year: 1960

On Newport Folk. About a devastating mining disaster in Nova Scotia in 1958, heavily mediated since it followed a previous explosion in that same mining town two years earlier, when it was no news compared to the Soviet invasion of Hungary and the Suez crisis.

Covers:

1960:

Bob Gibson

1961:

Tom Paxton

1963:

Brothers Four

1963:

Highwaymen

1963:

Ivy League

1964:

Theodore Bikel

1965:

Peter, Paul & Mary

1965:

Martin Carthy

1987:

U2 [during their Joshua Tree tour]

1990:

Dubliners

1995:

Barbara Dickson

1996:

Kindred Spirits

2004:

Pauline Scanlon [with Damien Dempsey as The Springhill Mining Disaster]

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