The Shanty Show

20. "The Voyage is Done" with Martin Hugill

November 04, 2022 Pressgang Mutiny Season 1 Episode 20
The Shanty Show
20. "The Voyage is Done" with Martin Hugill
Show Notes

SEASON 1 FINALE: Canadian shanty singers Pressgang Mutiny talk to Martin Hugill the son of "the last shantyman" Stan Hugill who authored the seminal shanty tome Shanties from the Seven Seas. Martin is also a talented musician and singer in his own right, performing in a shanty duo with his brother Phil and with the concert and ceilidh band Canol. In this episode, we explore Stan's life story (including multiple shipwrecks and careers!), challenge some commonly held myths about the man, and hear all about what it was like having Stan Hugill as a dad. We of course also get some singing in, including a song that Martin tells us was Stan's favourite shanty.

⚓︎ Shanties featured:
- Opening credits: Paddy Doyle's Boots, trad. arranged by Pressgang Mutiny
- Live song: Blow the Man Down, trad. arranged by Martin Hugill and Pressgang Mutiny
- Live song: South Australia, trad. arranged by Stan Hugill and Stormalong John
- Recorded song: Whip Jamboree, trad. arranged by The Liverpool Spinners
- Live song: Way Down in Dixie, trad. arranged by Martin Hugill
- Closing credits: Leave Her Johnny, trad. arranged by Stan Hugill

⚓︎ With footage from The 1987 Liverpool Maritime Festival.

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