South Australia [Trad. arr. Gavin Atkin]

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This unusual version of a widely sung traditional shanty was a favourite of legendary Isle of Wight yacht and dinghy designer, builder and sailor and all-round 'character' Uffa Fox, who also had a brief recording career in the early 60s. He wasn't the greatest of singers but a rumbustious personality shines through the whole thing. Amazingly, those recordings are now available on iTunes, and I swear that hearing old Uffa with his soft Hamshire burr and bluff seamanlike deliver accompanied by an orchestra and The Mike Sammes Singers will make you smile...


from The Running Tide, released April 23, 2015
Trad. arr. Gavin Atkin


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Gavin Atkin lives, sings and plays in Kent, where he also sails dinghies and a small yacht, publishes a boating weblog, and runs events and workshops focusing on traditional and old fashioned music.


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