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Richard Hawley explores the influence of seafaring industries on British popular culture.

Sheffield singer / songwriter Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

Programme one looks at the sea as a great trafficker of people and the songs and stories written about people leaving and visiting the UK. On his tour of the coast from Cornwall to Aberdeen, stopping off in Liverpool, North Yorkshire and Glasgow, Richard speaks to songwriters, folklorists, historians and poets to find out how the tradition of writing about emigration and immigration has developed over time.

With contributions from The Watersons in Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby, Stuart Murdoch in Glasgow, Aberdeen's city council historian, a shanty choir in Devon and poet Simon Armitage, to name a few, this programme will investigate the reasons why people have set sail towards life in a foreign land at various periods in British history.

First broadcast in 2010.

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As part of the Unthanks' Easter Folk curation on 6 Music, they have selected a series in which Sheffield singer songwriter Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

Programme one looks at the sea as a great trafficker of people and the songs and stories written about people leaving and visiting the UK. On his tour of the coast from Cornwall to Aberdeen, stopping off in Liverpool, North Yorkshire and Glasgow, Richard speaks to songwriters, folklorists, historians and poets to find out how the tradition of writing about emigration and immigration has developed over time.

With contributions from The Watersons in Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby, Stuart Murdoch in Glasgow, Aberdeen's city council historian, a shanty choir in Devon and poet Simon Armitage, to name a few, this programme will investigate the reasons why people have set sail towards life in a foreign land at various periods in British history.

First broadcast in 2010.

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Richard Hawley explores the influence of seafaring industries on British popular culture.

012015040620161101 (6M)

Richard Hawley explores the influence of seafaring industries on British popular culture.

012015040620161101 (6M)

Richard Hawley explores the influence of seafaring industries on British popular culture.

012015040620161101 (6M)

Richard Hawley explores the influence of seafaring industries on British popular culture.

012015040620161101 (6M)

Sheffield singer / songwriter Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

Programme one looks at the sea as a great trafficker of people and the songs and stories written about people leaving and visiting the UK. On his tour of the coast from Cornwall to Aberdeen, stopping off in Liverpool, North Yorkshire and Glasgow, Richard speaks to songwriters, folklorists, historians and poets to find out how the tradition of writing about emigration and immigration has developed over time.

With contributions from The Watersons in Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby, Stuart Murdoch in Glasgow, Aberdeen's city council historian, a shanty choir in Devon and poet Simon Armitage, to name a few, this programme will investigate the reasons why people have set sail towards life in a foreign land at various periods in British history.

First broadcast in 2010.

012015040620161101 (6M)

Sheffield singer / songwriter Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

Programme one looks at the sea as a great trafficker of people and the songs and stories written about people leaving and visiting the UK. On his tour of the coast from Cornwall to Aberdeen, stopping off in Liverpool, North Yorkshire and Glasgow, Richard speaks to songwriters, folklorists, historians and poets to find out how the tradition of writing about emigration and immigration has developed over time.

With contributions from The Watersons in Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby, Stuart Murdoch in Glasgow, Aberdeen's city council historian, a shanty choir in Devon and poet Simon Armitage, to name a few, this programme will investigate the reasons why people have set sail towards life in a foreign land at various periods in British history.

First broadcast in 2010.

012015040620161101 (6M)

Sheffield singer / songwriter Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

Programme one looks at the sea as a great trafficker of people and the songs and stories written about people leaving and visiting the UK. On his tour of the coast from Cornwall to Aberdeen, stopping off in Liverpool, North Yorkshire and Glasgow, Richard speaks to songwriters, folklorists, historians and poets to find out how the tradition of writing about emigration and immigration has developed over time.

With contributions from The Watersons in Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby, Stuart Murdoch in Glasgow, Aberdeen's city council historian, a shanty choir in Devon and poet Simon Armitage, to name a few, this programme will investigate the reasons why people have set sail towards life in a foreign land at various periods in British history.

First broadcast in 2010.

012015040620161101 (6M)

Sheffield singer / songwriter Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

Programme one looks at the sea as a great trafficker of people and the songs and stories written about people leaving and visiting the UK. On his tour of the coast from Cornwall to Aberdeen, stopping off in Liverpool, North Yorkshire and Glasgow, Richard speaks to songwriters, folklorists, historians and poets to find out how the tradition of writing about emigration and immigration has developed over time.

With contributions from The Watersons in Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby, Stuart Murdoch in Glasgow, Aberdeen's city council historian, a shanty choir in Devon and poet Simon Armitage, to name a few, this programme will investigate the reasons why people have set sail towards life in a foreign land at various periods in British history.

First broadcast in 2010.

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Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the UK on a unique tour of the coast.

Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

Richard investigates spirituality, religion, superstition and mysticism in sea-faring towns. We visit Filey in North Yorkshire where the Filey Fisherman's choir, a Methodist preaching band, sings about the parallels between spiritual salvation and literal rescue from stormy seas. At the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Richard is shown a boat shaped alter, where families of sailors would pray for their safety.

Religion has played an important part in sea faring towns but, when your life is at the mercy of the ocean, it's good to have as many higher authorities on your side as possible and in Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire, folk singers Mike and Norma Waterson talk about pagan rituals and a reverence for the sea god Oceana, which was also common amongst sailors.

Richard will discover that it's not just pagan gods and the Christian God who play a huge part in the lives of sailors and people who live on the coast. In Cornwall and Devon we will hear stories about mermaids and selkies and other mythical sea creatures and monsters that feature heavily in folk songs and stories in coastal towns.

Finally, in Glasgow Richard speaks to Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch about some of the most important fantasy novels written about life on the ocean and how the idea of going to sea has inspired some of the UK's most important novelists.

This episode features contributions from Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt, Poet Simon Armitage, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Jon Boden from Bellowhead, folk singer Christina Stewart and Mike and Norma Waterson.

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Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

Richard investigates spirituality, religion, superstition and mysticism in sea-faring towns. We visit Filey in North Yorkshire where the Filey Fisherman's choir, a Methodist preaching band, sings about the parallels between spiritual salvation and literal rescue from stormy seas. At the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Richard is shown a boat shaped alter, where families of sailors would pray for their safety.

Religion has played an important part in sea faring towns but, when your life is at the mercy of the ocean, it's good to have as many higher authorities on your side as possible and in Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire, folk singers Mike and Norma Waterson talk about pagan rituals and a reverence for the sea god Oceana, which was also common amongst sailors.

Richard will discover that it's not just pagan gods and the Christian God who play a huge part in the lives of sailors and people who live on the coast. In Cornwall and Devon we will hear stories about mermaids and selkies and other mythical sea creatures and monsters that feature heavily in folk songs and stories in coastal towns.

Finally, in Glasgow Richard speaks to Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch about some of the most important fantasy novels written about life on the ocean and how the idea of going to sea has inspired some of the UK's most important novelists.

This episode features contributions from Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt, Poet Simon Armitage, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Jon Boden from Bellowhead, folk singer Christina Stewart and Mike and Norma Waterson.

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Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

Richard investigates spirituality, religion, superstition and mysticism in sea-faring towns. We visit Filey in North Yorkshire where the Filey Fisherman's choir, a Methodist preaching band, sings about the parallels between spiritual salvation and literal rescue from stormy seas. At the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Richard is shown a boat shaped alter, where families of sailors would pray for their safety.

Religion has played an important part in sea faring towns but, when your life is at the mercy of the ocean, it's good to have as many higher authorities on your side as possible and in Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire, folk singers Mike and Norma Waterson talk about pagan rituals and a reverence for the sea god Oceana, which was also common amongst sailors.

Richard will discover that it's not just pagan gods and the Christian God who play a huge part in the lives of sailors and people who live on the coast. In Cornwall and Devon we will hear stories about mermaids and selkies and other mythical sea creatures and monsters that feature heavily in folk songs and stories in coastal towns.

Finally, in Glasgow Richard speaks to Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch about some of the most important fantasy novels written about life on the ocean and how the idea of going to sea has inspired some of the UK's most important novelists.

This episode features contributions from Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt, Poet Simon Armitage, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Jon Boden from Bellowhead, folk singer Christina Stewart and Mike and Norma Waterson.

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Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

Richard investigates spirituality, religion, superstition and mysticism in sea-faring towns. We visit Filey in North Yorkshire where the Filey Fisherman's choir, a Methodist preaching band, sings about the parallels between spiritual salvation and literal rescue from stormy seas. At the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Richard is shown a boat shaped alter, where families of sailors would pray for their safety.

Religion has played an important part in sea faring towns but, when your life is at the mercy of the ocean, it's good to have as many higher authorities on your side as possible and in Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire, folk singers Mike and Norma Waterson talk about pagan rituals and a reverence for the sea god Oceana, which was also common amongst sailors.

Richard will discover that it's not just pagan gods and the Christian God who play a huge part in the lives of sailors and people who live on the coast. In Cornwall and Devon we will hear stories about mermaids and selkies and other mythical sea creatures and monsters that feature heavily in folk songs and stories in coastal towns.

Finally, in Glasgow Richard speaks to Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch about some of the most important fantasy novels written about life on the ocean and how the idea of going to sea has inspired some of the UK's most important novelists.

This episode features contributions from Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt, Poet Simon Armitage, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Jon Boden from Bellowhead, folk singer Christina Stewart and Mike and Norma Waterson.

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Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

Richard investigates spirituality, religion, superstition and mysticism in sea-faring towns. We visit Filey in North Yorkshire where the Filey Fisherman's choir, a Methodist preaching band, sings about the parallels between spiritual salvation and literal rescue from stormy seas. At the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Richard is shown a boat shaped alter, where families of sailors would pray for their safety.

Religion has played an important part in sea faring towns but, when your life is at the mercy of the ocean, it's good to have as many higher authorities on your side as possible and in Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire, folk singers Mike and Norma Waterson talk about pagan rituals and a reverence for the sea god Oceana, which was also common amongst sailors.

Richard will discover that it's not just pagan gods and the Christian God who play a huge part in the lives of sailors and people who live on the coast. In Cornwall and Devon we will hear stories about mermaids and selkies and other mythical sea creatures and monsters that feature heavily in folk songs and stories in coastal towns.

Finally, in Glasgow Richard speaks to Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch about some of the most important fantasy novels written about life on the ocean and how the idea of going to sea has inspired some of the UK's most important novelists.

This episode features contributions from Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt, Poet Simon Armitage, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Jon Boden from Bellowhead, folk singer Christina Stewart and Mike and Norma Waterson.

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Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the UK on a unique tour of the coast.

As part of the Unthanks' Easter Folk curation on 6 Music, a series in which Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

Richard investigates spirituality, religion, superstition and mysticism in sea faring towns. We visit Filey in North Yorkshire where the Filey Fisherman's choir, a Methodist preaching band, sings about the parallels between spiritual salvation and literal rescue from stormy seas. At the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Richard is shown a boat shaped alter, where families of sailors would pray for their safety.

Religion has played an important part in sea faring towns but, when your life is at the mercy of the ocean, it's good to have as many higher authorities on your side as possible and in Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire, folk singers Mike and Norma Waterson talk about pagan rituals and a reverence for the sea god Oceana, which was also common amongst sailors.

Richard will discover that it's not just pagan gods and the Christian God who play a huge part in the lives of sailors and people who live on the coast. In Cornwall and Devon we will hear stories about mermaids and selkies and other mythical sea creatures and monsters that feature heavily in folk songs and stories in coastal towns.

Finally, in Glasgow Richard speaks to Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch about some of the most important fantasy novels written about life on the ocean and how the idea of going to sea has inspired some of the UK's most important novelists.

This episode features contributions from Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt, Poet Simon Armitage, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Jon Boden from Bellowhead, folk singer Christina Stewart and Mike and Norma Waterson.

022015040720161102 (6M)

Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the UK on a unique tour of the coast.

022015040720161102 (6M)

Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the UK on a unique tour of the coast.

022015040720161102 (6M)

Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the UK on a unique tour of the coast.

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Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the UK on a unique tour of the coast.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast. He investigates how jobs in seafaring industries have produced a wealth of music - from sea shanties to workers union songs sung by a shipbuilders' choir and communist pop songs. Richard travels from Cornwall to Aberdeen stopping off in Liverpool and north Yorkshire.

In Liverpool he meets shanty singer and ex-frontman with 60's band The Spinners, Hughie Jones, who explains the different types of shanty that relate to jobs on board ship. In Cornwall Richard speaks to local historian Tony Pawlyn about the history of smuggling in Falmouth. Tony also describes how piracy affected the southwest coast, particularly the invasions by Algerian corsairs, who captured whole towns and villages in the 18th Century. In the sleepy fishing village Robin Hood's Bay, broadcaster and writer Ian Clayton introduces us to a song about press gangs and the practice of capturing men for forced labour in the British Navy. In Aberdeen Richard visits the maritime museum to find out about the importance of shipbuilding to the local area. We hear recordings of the Hall and Russell shipyard male voice choir, which were recorded in the late 1930's. We also speak to Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt about his song Ship Building, which was written by Elvis Costello and released around the time of the Falkland's War. It's an ode to the predicament of the British working class who were becoming expendable both on the battle field and off it, in the ship building industry that expanded to support the war. Finally we meet Richard's old bandmate Jarvis Cocker. Together Jarvis and Richard once recorded a sea shanty, A Drop of Nelson's Blood, and Jarvis explains how it came together.

Richard Hawley continues his tour of seafaring towns in the UK.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of seafaring towns in the UK.

Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast. He investigates how jobs in seafaring industries have produced a wealth of music - from sea shanties to workers union songs sung by a shipbuilders' choir and communist pop songs. Richard travels from Cornwall to Aberdeen stopping off in Liverpool and north Yorkshire.

In Liverpool he meets shanty singer and ex-frontman with 60's band The Spinners, Hughie Jones, who explains the different types of shanty that relate to jobs on board ship. In Cornwall Richard speaks to local historian Tony Pawlyn about the history of smuggling in Falmouth. Tony also describes how piracy affected the southwest coast, particularly the invasions by Algerian corsairs, who captured whole towns and villages in the 18th Century. In the sleepy fishing village Robin Hood's Bay, broadcaster and writer Ian Clayton introduces us to a song about press gangs and the practice of capturing men for forced labour in the British Navy. In Aberdeen Richard visits the maritime museum to find out about the importance of shipbuilding to the local area. We hear recordings of the Hall and Russell shipyard male voice choir, which were recorded in the late 1930's. We also speak to Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt about his song Ship Building, which was written by Elvis Costello and released around the time of the Falkland's War. It's an ode to the predicament of the British working class who were becoming expendable both on the battle field and off it, in the ship building industry that expanded to support the war. Finally we meet Richard's old bandmate Jarvis Cocker. Together Jarvis and Richard once recorded a sea shanty, A Drop of Nelson's Blood, and Jarvis explains how it came together.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of seafaring towns in the UK.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of seafaring towns in the UK.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of seafaring towns in the UK.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of seafaring towns in the UK.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast. He investigates how jobs in seafaring industries have produced a wealth of music - from sea shanties to workers union songs sung by a shipbuilders' choir and communist pop songs. Richard travels from Cornwall to Aberdeen stopping off in Liverpool and north Yorkshire.

In Liverpool he meets shanty singer and ex-frontman with 60's band The Spinners, Hughie Jones, who explains the different types of shanty that relate to jobs on board ship. In Cornwall Richard speaks to local historian Tony Pawlyn about the history of smuggling in Falmouth. Tony also describes how piracy affected the southwest coast, particularly the invasions by Algerian corsairs, who captured whole towns and villages in the 18th Century. In the sleepy fishing village Robin Hood's Bay, broadcaster and writer Ian Clayton introduces us to a song about press gangs and the practice of capturing men for forced labour in the British Navy. In Aberdeen Richard visits the maritime museum to find out about the importance of shipbuilding to the local area. We hear recordings of the Hall and Russell shipyard male voice choir, which were recorded in the late 1930's. We also speak to Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt about his song Ship Building, which was written by Elvis Costello and released around the time of the Falkland's War. It's an ode to the predicament of the British working class who were becoming expendable both on the battle field and off it, in the ship building industry that expanded to support the war. Finally we meet Richard's old bandmate Jarvis Cocker. Together Jarvis and Richard once recorded a sea shanty, A Drop of Nelson's Blood, and Jarvis explains how it came together.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast. He investigates how jobs in seafaring industries have produced a wealth of music - from sea shanties to workers union songs sung by a shipbuilders' choir and communist pop songs. Richard travels from Cornwall to Aberdeen stopping off in Liverpool and north Yorkshire.

In Liverpool he meets shanty singer and ex-frontman with 60's band The Spinners, Hughie Jones, who explains the different types of shanty that relate to jobs on board ship. In Cornwall Richard speaks to local historian Tony Pawlyn about the history of smuggling in Falmouth. Tony also describes how piracy affected the southwest coast, particularly the invasions by Algerian corsairs, who captured whole towns and villages in the 18th Century. In the sleepy fishing village Robin Hood's Bay, broadcaster and writer Ian Clayton introduces us to a song about press gangs and the practice of capturing men for forced labour in the British Navy. In Aberdeen Richard visits the maritime museum to find out about the importance of shipbuilding to the local area. We hear recordings of the Hall and Russell shipyard male voice choir, which were recorded in the late 1930's. We also speak to Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt about his song Ship Building, which was written by Elvis Costello and released around the time of the Falkland's War. It's an ode to the predicament of the British working class who were becoming expendable both on the battle field and off it, in the ship building industry that expanded to support the war. Finally we meet Richard's old bandmate Jarvis Cocker. Together Jarvis and Richard once recorded a sea shanty, A Drop of Nelson's Blood, and Jarvis explains how it came together.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast. He investigates how jobs in seafaring industries have produced a wealth of music - from sea shanties to workers union songs sung by a shipbuilders' choir and communist pop songs. Richard travels from Cornwall to Aberdeen stopping off in Liverpool and north Yorkshire.

In Liverpool he meets shanty singer and ex-frontman with 60's band The Spinners, Hughie Jones, who explains the different types of shanty that relate to jobs on board ship. In Cornwall Richard speaks to local historian Tony Pawlyn about the history of smuggling in Falmouth. Tony also describes how piracy affected the southwest coast, particularly the invasions by Algerian corsairs, who captured whole towns and villages in the 18th Century. In the sleepy fishing village Robin Hood's Bay, broadcaster and writer Ian Clayton introduces us to a song about press gangs and the practice of capturing men for forced labour in the British Navy. In Aberdeen Richard visits the maritime museum to find out about the importance of shipbuilding to the local area. We hear recordings of the Hall and Russell shipyard male voice choir, which were recorded in the late 1930's. We also speak to Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt about his song Ship Building, which was written by Elvis Costello and released around the time of the Falkland's War. It's an ode to the predicament of the British working class who were becoming expendable both on the battle field and off it, in the ship building industry that expanded to support the war. Finally we meet Richard's old bandmate Jarvis Cocker. Together Jarvis and Richard once recorded a sea shanty, A Drop of Nelson's Blood, and Jarvis explains how it came together.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast. He investigates how jobs in seafaring industries have produced a wealth of music - from sea shanties to workers union songs sung by a shipbuilders' choir and communist pop songs. Richard travels from Cornwall to Aberdeen stopping off in Liverpool and north Yorkshire.

In Liverpool he meets shanty singer and ex-frontman with 60's band The Spinners, Hughie Jones, who explains the different types of shanty that relate to jobs on board ship. In Cornwall Richard speaks to local historian Tony Pawlyn about the history of smuggling in Falmouth. Tony also describes how piracy affected the southwest coast, particularly the invasions by Algerian corsairs, who captured whole towns and villages in the 18th Century. In the sleepy fishing village Robin Hood's Bay, broadcaster and writer Ian Clayton introduces us to a song about press gangs and the practice of capturing men for forced labour in the British Navy. In Aberdeen Richard visits the maritime museum to find out about the importance of shipbuilding to the local area. We hear recordings of the Hall and Russell shipyard male voice choir, which were recorded in the late 1930's. We also speak to Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt about his song Ship Building, which was written by Elvis Costello and released around the time of the Falkland's War. It's an ode to the predicament of the British working class who were becoming expendable both on the battle field and off it, in the ship building industry that expanded to support the war. Finally we meet Richard's old bandmate Jarvis Cocker. Together Jarvis and Richard once recorded a sea shanty, A Drop of Nelson's Blood, and Jarvis explains how it came together.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast of the UK.

Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

In this programme he explores some of the UK's most famous shipwrecks. He hears tales of sightings of ghost ships and finds out more about the British institutions which have long existed to keep sailors safe. The programme starts with boatman and former diver David Chamberlain, who used to work near Goodwin Sands who explains why it is the deadliest site for shipwrecks in Britain, responsible for the sinking of around 2000 ships. This lethal sandbank has inspired some of the UK's top writers from Shakespeare to Daniel Defoe. In Cornwall Richard dispels the myths about bands of wreckers, which were popularised in Daphne Du Maurier's book Jamaica Inn. In Liverpool Richard is treated to a private performance of one of his favourite songs of all time, The Wreck of Ellan Vannin sung by ex Spinners frontman Hughie Jones. In Filey in North Yorkshire, the Filey Fisherman's choir sing a version of Lower Lights and Three Score and Ten, which are classic Christian hymns about community, safety and loss of life at sea.

We hear from author and maritime expert Angus Konstam about the Titanic and the Flying Dutchman, broadcaster Ian Clayton describes the events surrounding the Hull Trawler Disaster and finally Jarvis Cocker explains why he chose Sailing By as one of his Desert Island Discs. Jarvis also explains why the Shipping Forecast is important to him as an artist and Carol Ann Duffy recites one of her greatest poems, Prayer.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast of the UK.

As part of the Unthanks' Easter Folk curation on 6 Music, a series in which Sheffield singer songwriter Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

In this programme he explores some of the UK's most famous shipwrecks. He hears tales of sightings of ghost ships and finds out more about the British institutions which have long existed to keep sailors safe. The programme starts with boatman and former diver David Chamberlain, who used to work near Goodwin Sands who explains why it is the deadliest site for shipwrecks in Britain, responsible for the sinking of around 2000 ships. This lethal sandbank has inspired some of the UK's top writers from Shakespeare to Daniel Defoe. In Cornwall Richard dispels the myths about bands of wreckers, which were popularised in Daphne Du Maurier's book Jamaica Inn. In Liverpool Richard is treated to a private performance of one of his favourite songs of all time, The Wreck of Ellan Vannin sung by ex Spinners frontman Hughie Jones. In Filey in North Yorkshire, the Filey Fisherman's choir sing a version of Lower Lights and Three Score and Ten, which are classic Christian hymns about community, safety and loss of life at sea. We hear from author and maritime expert Angus Konstam about the Titanic and the Flying Dutchman, broadcaster Ian Clayton describes the events surrounding the Hull Trawler Disaster and finally Jarvis Cocker explains why he chose Sailing By as one of his Desert Island Discs. Jarvis also explains why the Shipping Forecast is important to him as an artist and Carol Ann Duffy recites one of her greatest poems, Prayer.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast of the UK.

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Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast of the UK.

042015040920161104 (6M)

Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast of the UK.

042015040920161104 (6M)

Richard Hawley continues his tour of the coast of the UK.

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Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

In this programme he explores some of the UK's most famous shipwrecks. He hears tales of sightings of ghost ships and finds out more about the British institutions which have long existed to keep sailors safe. The programme starts with boatman and former diver David Chamberlain, who used to work near Goodwin Sands who explains why it is the deadliest site for shipwrecks in Britain, responsible for the sinking of around 2000 ships. This lethal sandbank has inspired some of the UK's top writers from Shakespeare to Daniel Defoe. In Cornwall Richard dispels the myths about bands of wreckers, which were popularised in Daphne Du Maurier's book Jamaica Inn. In Liverpool Richard is treated to a private performance of one of his favourite songs of all time, The Wreck of Ellan Vannin sung by ex Spinners frontman Hughie Jones. In Filey in North Yorkshire, the Filey Fisherman's choir sing a version of Lower Lights and Three Score and Ten, which are classic Christian hymns about community, safety and loss of life at sea.

We hear from author and maritime expert Angus Konstam about the Titanic and the Flying Dutchman, broadcaster Ian Clayton describes the events surrounding the Hull Trawler Disaster and finally Jarvis Cocker explains why he chose Sailing By as one of his Desert Island Discs. Jarvis also explains why the Shipping Forecast is important to him as an artist and Carol Ann Duffy recites one of her greatest poems, Prayer.

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Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

In this programme he explores some of the UK's most famous shipwrecks. He hears tales of sightings of ghost ships and finds out more about the British institutions which have long existed to keep sailors safe. The programme starts with boatman and former diver David Chamberlain, who used to work near Goodwin Sands who explains why it is the deadliest site for shipwrecks in Britain, responsible for the sinking of around 2000 ships. This lethal sandbank has inspired some of the UK's top writers from Shakespeare to Daniel Defoe. In Cornwall Richard dispels the myths about bands of wreckers, which were popularised in Daphne Du Maurier's book Jamaica Inn. In Liverpool Richard is treated to a private performance of one of his favourite songs of all time, The Wreck of Ellan Vannin sung by ex Spinners frontman Hughie Jones. In Filey in North Yorkshire, the Filey Fisherman's choir sing a version of Lower Lights and Three Score and Ten, which are classic Christian hymns about community, safety and loss of life at sea.

We hear from author and maritime expert Angus Konstam about the Titanic and the Flying Dutchman, broadcaster Ian Clayton describes the events surrounding the Hull Trawler Disaster and finally Jarvis Cocker explains why he chose Sailing By as one of his Desert Island Discs. Jarvis also explains why the Shipping Forecast is important to him as an artist and Carol Ann Duffy recites one of her greatest poems, Prayer.

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Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

In this programme he explores some of the UK's most famous shipwrecks. He hears tales of sightings of ghost ships and finds out more about the British institutions which have long existed to keep sailors safe. The programme starts with boatman and former diver David Chamberlain, who used to work near Goodwin Sands who explains why it is the deadliest site for shipwrecks in Britain, responsible for the sinking of around 2000 ships. This lethal sandbank has inspired some of the UK's top writers from Shakespeare to Daniel Defoe. In Cornwall Richard dispels the myths about bands of wreckers, which were popularised in Daphne Du Maurier's book Jamaica Inn. In Liverpool Richard is treated to a private performance of one of his favourite songs of all time, The Wreck of Ellan Vannin sung by ex Spinners frontman Hughie Jones. In Filey in North Yorkshire, the Filey Fisherman's choir sing a version of Lower Lights and Three Score and Ten, which are classic Christian hymns about community, safety and loss of life at sea.

We hear from author and maritime expert Angus Konstam about the Titanic and the Flying Dutchman, broadcaster Ian Clayton describes the events surrounding the Hull Trawler Disaster and finally Jarvis Cocker explains why he chose Sailing By as one of his Desert Island Discs. Jarvis also explains why the Shipping Forecast is important to him as an artist and Carol Ann Duffy recites one of her greatest poems, Prayer.

042015040920161104 (6M)

Richard Hawley travels the length and breadth of the country on a unique tour of the coast.

In this programme he explores some of the UK's most famous shipwrecks. He hears tales of sightings of ghost ships and finds out more about the British institutions which have long existed to keep sailors safe. The programme starts with boatman and former diver David Chamberlain, who used to work near Goodwin Sands who explains why it is the deadliest site for shipwrecks in Britain, responsible for the sinking of around 2000 ships. This lethal sandbank has inspired some of the UK's top writers from Shakespeare to Daniel Defoe. In Cornwall Richard dispels the myths about bands of wreckers, which were popularised in Daphne Du Maurier's book Jamaica Inn. In Liverpool Richard is treated to a private performance of one of his favourite songs of all time, The Wreck of Ellan Vannin sung by ex Spinners frontman Hughie Jones. In Filey in North Yorkshire, the Filey Fisherman's choir sing a version of Lower Lights and Three Score and Ten, which are classic Christian hymns about community, safety and loss of life at sea.

We hear from author and maritime expert Angus Konstam about the Titanic and the Flying Dutchman, broadcaster Ian Clayton describes the events surrounding the Hull Trawler Disaster and finally Jarvis Cocker explains why he chose Sailing By as one of his Desert Island Discs. Jarvis also explains why the Shipping Forecast is important to him as an artist and Carol Ann Duffy recites one of her greatest poems, Prayer.