Stormalong John Medley

from Across the Western Ocean by Pressgang Mutiny

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My take on Stormalong is based on the version by Ewan MacColl. – James

As with many shanties, found in our “Bible” as written by Stan Hugill. Stormalong John was a mythical figure, a captain of skill and mettle that would get his ship and crew through any storm. Research confirms definitively that he was a Canadian captain from Nova Scotia. – Richard


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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