Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Trad Tuesday: Three Fishers sung by The Duhks

"Three Fishers" is a poem and a ballad written in 1851. The original poem was written by English poet, novelist and preacherCharles Kingsley. It was first set to music by English composer John Hullah shortly thereafter. Some more recent recordings of the song follow a musical arrangement created by Garnet Rogers in the 1980s. 
The poem tells the story of three fishermen who sail out to sea, and lose their lives when overtaken by a storm. It describes the tragic loss of the fishermen's lives to their families.
The Duhks are a band from Winnipeg, Canada. They play in many styles including traditional Irish dance music.