Sam Larner

    Sam Larner

    • Sam Larner
    Sam Larner

    Sam Larner

    • Sam Larner

    Sam Larner

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    All FoursSam Larner
    Now Is The Time For FishingSam Larner
    The Reckless Young FellowSam Larner
    The Drowned Lover - Scarborough Fair Town / The Dolphin / The Bold Princess Royal / The Ghost Ship (medley)Sam Larner
    Happy and Delightful - Pleasant and Delightful / Maids, When You're Young, Never Wed an Old Man / The Wild Rover (medley)Sam Larner


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        Sam Larner was the living embodiment of the folk tradition. A herring fisherman from the age of twelve, he built an extremely huge repertoire of folk songs and sea chantys that he sang while asea. Larner's reputation as a folk singer spread until his tale was taken up by folksingers Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker who used him as an inspiration for their radio ballad, "Singing The Fishing," in 1960. Broadcast by the BBC, the story of Larner's life and the songs he ... Read more

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