TRIMDON GRANGE EXPLOSION

Latest update on 07/04/2017

Artist: Tommy Armstrong
Author: Thomas Armstrong
Year: 1882

Written following the mine disaster in County Durham with 74 casualties among men and boys. His broadsheet sold 2 million copies. It was set to the tune of Victorian parlour ballad Go And Leave Me If You Wish It, which had also been borrowed by Evangelists for a hymn, both in England and the US (where it lives on as Columbus Stockade Blues - see there).

Covers:

1965:

Maureen Craik [on Topic lp Tommy Armstrong Of Tyneside]

1969:

Alan Price [from County Durham]

1974:

Martin Carthy

1987:

Mekons

2008:

Maddy Prior

2012:

Unthanks with Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band

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