Farewell Johnny Collins, ship’s cook and shanty singer

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The funeral of  laboratory scientist, ship’s cook and most of all celebrated shanty singer Johnny Collins took place yesterday. He was a kind man, and a huge enthusiast right to the end. Here’s a clip of him singing some years ago – and I thought regular readers might like the photography too!

6 thoughts on “Farewell Johnny Collins, ship’s cook and shanty singer”

  1. I remember Johnny Collins well from folk clubs in the 1970s to shanty sessions on the old Foudroyant in Portsmouth Harbour. What a great voice he had, and a greater personality. He will be sadly missed.

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