Fishermen, 1959

BFI fishermen

Fishermen, 1959, with music by Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and co.  Essential viewing, I’d say. My thanks to Chris Brady for spotting this one.

‘With their nets and cable winches, their boxes and their creels. They’re the lads that bring the harvest into Shields.” An epic in miniature set into sea-faring song by radical folk musicians Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, fishermen aboard the Ben Torc diesel trawler battle rain and sleet squalls and black nights on the North Sea, risking their lives for little reward to bring home the fresh catch to market in North Shields.’

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