The Man Engine - Resurrection Tour 2018
 The Man Engine - Resurrection Tour 2018
 

The Man Engine - Resurrection Tour 2018

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Traditional Cornish mining songs sung by The Red River Singers with the Camborne Youth Band. Recorded on the Resurrection Tour 2018.

01. HARD ROCK CORNISH MINER (THE MAN ENGINE ANTHEM)
This song was specially commissioned for the first Man Engine tour in 2016.
It was sung from Tavistock to Geevor wherever the Man Engine appeared.
Here it is performed with Camborne Youth Band.

02. A MINING WE GO - Traditional
There are many references to miners and bal maidens as they walked to work and this may have been one of those songs. It was recorded by The Skinners Bottom Glee Singers in 1956.

03. BAL MAIDENS CHANT - Traditional
Verses 1,2 & 3 were collected from bal maidens singing at Gwennap and from the singing of miners in South India. Bal maidens were described as 'Amazons' due to their independent spirit and 'masculine' work. Yet they enjoyed dressing up on Sundays!

04. MINER'S ANTHEM
Written in 2000 for the musical drama The Cry of Tin. It is very much in the Sankey style of hymns that were and still are so popular in Cornwall. 'Many miners were converted by the famous John Wesley. His religion could see a man through the darkest days' (The Cry of Tin)

05. CORNISH LADS
Another song by Roger Bryant which has very much been taken to heart by Cornish singers, and is sung the length and breadth of the Duchy. It was written in 1988 and will be forever associated with South Crofty mine due to its chorus being graffittied on the wall when the mine closed.

06. SWEET BY & BY
An old Sankey hymn well known in Cornwall which is mentioned in the poem 'The Flooding of Wheal Owles' written in 1898 by William Herbert Thomas. It describes the miners singing the hymn underground.

07. CAMBORNE HILL
Dates back to the time of Richard Trevithick's steam-driven road engine, The Puffing Devil, whose first run 'up Camborne Hill' was in 1801

08. CHAMBER TO THE GRAVE (THE MAN ENGINE LAMENT)
Adapted from a dirge by Rev. Hawker, inscribed on a gravestone in Morwenstow Church, Hawker said the dying man 'desired that the words which so haunted his memory might somehow be engraved on his stone...his parish priest fulfilled his desire'

The Man Engine - Resurrection Tour 2018

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