SHOALS OF HERRING, THE

Latest update on 03/02/2015

Artist: Ewan MacColl & A.L. Lloyd
Author: Ewan MacColl
Label: Argo
Year: 1960

Written for a radio documentary on herring fishing sailors called Singing The Fishing, based upon the oral testimony of lifelong herring fishers Sam Larner from Norfolk and Ronnie Bells from Yarmouth. Ewan needed 36 takes (produced by A.L. Lloyd) before he finally called it final and was pleasantly surprised when some Irish people were convinced to hear it as The Shores Of Erin.

Covers:

1964:

Nigel Denver

1965:

Three City Four [with Martin Carthy and Leon Rosselson]

1966:

Bob Davenport

1966:

Ian Campbell Folk Group

1967:

Dubliners

1968:

Louis Killen

1973:

Clancy Brothers [with Louis Killen]

1979:

Astrid Nijgh [as Scholen Haring on concept album De Razende Bol]

2013:

Punch Brothers & Oscar Isaac [in film Inside Llewyn Davis]

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