Truly incredible night last Friday singing ‘Headscarves and Hurricanes’ live at the opening night of Hull Fishing Heritage Exhibition.
In the poignant setting of the Fisherman’s Church on St. George’s Road myself and Rebekah Findlay played the album live to former trawlermen and relatives of those lost at sea.
It was an emotional night, and one that will live long in my memory.
So great to play these songs to two incredible historians in Brian Lavery and Alec Gill whose books inspired them, and to meet relatives of the legendary Headscarf Revolutionaries.
Perhaps the most poignant moment was meeting Jill, whose first husband, Tony, was lost on the Finbarr in 1966 and who is remembered in my song ‘Don’t Say Goodbye At First Light’.
If you couldn’t make it, the whole gig was recorded and it’s on YouTube if you have a spare hour.
Massive thanks to the organisers and volunteers who made it happen, and to all those who came along to support the event; and especially Lee and Rebekah for whom I have long since run out of superlatives.
We may get chance to do that again someday. The album deserves to be played, but it’s finding a venue and an audience for it.
Watch this space.