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Thread #104095   Message #3751485
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
16-Nov-15 - 09:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Shores of Normandy (Jim Radford)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Shores of Normandy (Jim Radford)
One of my friends sang Jim's song " The Merchant Seaman" in St Mary's Episcopalian Cathedral in Edinburgh in August this year. This was to go with their Edinburgh Festival Fringe exhibition, commemorating the Arctic Convoys of WW2. She had been in touch with Jim beforehand and he had sanctioned her singing it: a lone voice, unamplified, a cappella, in the magnificent acoustics of Edinburgh's biggest cathedral. You couldn't have a more poignant and relevant song. One of our musicians' fathers had also served in the Arctic Convoys, and only recently been awarded, posthumously, The Arctic Star. Definitely emotional.