Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Music in the Morning No. 325 - Silly Sisters

 

Two of England’s best folk singers, Maddy Prior and June Tabor, bring you Cyril Tawney’s story of life in the Royal Navy (nicknamed ‘Grey Funnel Line’ because of their grey livery). 

Sounds boring?  No!  Beautiful and evocative.

Why do I call Maddy and June ‘Silly Sisters’?  In the mid-70s they recorded a couple of albums, at least, as the Silly Sisters.  I’ve still got the albums stacked somewhere in the mess which is my basement!

[Note: The song ends about 1 min from the end of the video]

Grey Funnel Line                                          Maddy Prior and June Tabor

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