The Shanty Show

24. LIVE: Jim Mageean at Whitby Folk Week

September 13, 2023 Pressgang Mutiny Season 1 Episode 24
The Shanty Show
24. LIVE: Jim Mageean at Whitby Folk Week
Show Notes

As part of our European tour, we stopped in at Whitby Folk Week to do a few concerts and sit down with our favourite shanty singer, Jim Mageean, or “Shanty Jim”. In a wide-ranging chat with plenty of singing and a wonderful live audience, we discuss the burgeoning shanty scene in Poland, Jim's 1983 victory with Johnny Collins at the Eastern Bloc's answer to Eurovision, the growing consensus around the true origins of shanties, and much more! It's a conversation we won't soon forget.

⚓︎ Shanties featured:
- Live song: (No) You Won't Get Me Down in Your Mine, by Colin Wilke, arranged by Jim Mageean
- Live song: Jim and Johnny's 1983 winning medley (Poor Old Man, Ranzo-Ray, Rosabella), arranged by Jim Mageean
- Live song: John Dead, trad., arranged by The Unthanks (clip)
- Live song: John Dead, trad., arranged by Pressgang Mutiny
- Live song: Seven Long Years, trad., arranged by Pressgang Mutiny

⚓︎ Contact Jim at shanty_jim@hotmail.com

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