The Shores Of Amerikay

Fifty years ago two Irish friends, about to marry, were slimming down possessions ready for their new life. They gave me what they thought were blank reel-to-reel tapes. I checked them over at home and discovered their beautiful voices. Later I thanked them and said how much I loved their singing. They hadn’t realised they were recorded and were acutely embarrassed so I gave the tapes back. The Shores Of Amerikay is the only song I had memorised.

The illustration is Cathedral Harbour, St John’s, Newfoundland.

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Singer, musician & cyclist.
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