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Folk LPs NEWCASTLE FISHING DISASTER OF 1843 Various Artists OutletArchive OAS3010 Ireland/UK John Collins Joe Stretton Etc NM £16.00
Singing in English
Outlet Archive Series cassettes £7.50 each
A series, mainly of field recordings of Ulster traditional singers, made by Bobby Hanvey during the late seventies. They are underdocumented but are often the only recording of some very accomplished traditional singers. They are now deleted but I have found a nest. The original lps had brief sleeve-notes which are not repeated on the inlays but I have most of them and am prepared to share. This is a problem with many cassette issues and the same offer applies.Very scarce.
COAS 3010 Various Artists: The Newcastle Fishing Disaster of 1843 (Down) songs and tunes. (ONE ONLY LEFT)
COAS 3001 Willie McElroy: of Brookeborough, Co Fermanagh good old singer.
COAS 3013 Michael Flanagan: Lone Shanakyle (Clare) classic little known singer; worth it for the title song.
COAS 3019 Hughie McAlindon: the Diamond Green (Down) vigorous singing of fairly common songs.
COAS 3020 Michael Quinn: time to make the hay (Armagh) lovely man, good singer, tells stories but not here.
On the morning of the 13th instant, a number of men proceeded to their fishing stations, off the Mourne and Newcastle coast, and were for some hours engaged at their occupation, when a tremendous gale sprang up, against which they were unable to contend, and after a lengthened, but ineffectual struggle to reach the shore. Seventy three individuals perished, leaving thirty seven widows, one hundred and fifty seven children, and forty two other dependents, in a state of total destitution. Of this number forty six men belonged to Newcastle, leaving twenty seven widows, one hundred and eighteen children, and twenty one dependents. Twenty seven men belonged to Mourne, leaving ten widows, thirty nine children and seventy six other dependents.
The humane and benevolent, it is hoped will sympathise with these helpless sufferers, by bountifully contributing to their temporal relief-"For he that giveth unto the poor lendeth unto the Lord".
Below is a list of fishermen lost of the coast of Newcastle, County Down, on the 13th. January 1843, with a list of the number of widows and orphans.
See Musician: Dan and Gus McElroy