Mike: 30.7.11

Most men would be delighted to receive “a rather strange” request from Kathryn Tickell and so it proved, when Kathryn contact me in early February of this year, to discuss an idea she had in mind.

She explained that it would involve the music of Percy Grainger….the Wilson Family singing a Traditional Shanty of our choice…. and, what she thought might be the sticking point, singing a section from “What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor” accompanied by an Orchestra…this she hoped would not be perceived as … “too poncey” by the Brothers! (more…)