So Early in the Morning Medley

from Across the Western Ocean by Pressgang Mutiny

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This medley caught my eye in the Stan Hugill book Shanties From The Seven Seas. I was intrigued by the fact that the first one led by Stefan came via a Bluenose (Nova Scotian) source, while the second one comes to us via the West Indies. Hugill attributes the third version as Liverpool-Irish, popular with the sailors in the famed Black Ball Line. I was very impressed to hear Captain Dano Quinn of Mystic, CT sing this one in Ennistymon, Co. Clare, the only time I’ve heard a live rendition of it to this day. - James


from Across the Western Ocean, released July 29, 2020


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Hailing from the port of Toronto, ON, Pressgang Mutiny have been roaring out songs of the sea since 2013. Local favourites in their hometown and on the Canadian and American East Coasts, they are keeping alive a vital tradition of work songs that represents the world's first truly multicultural music. ... more

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