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Songs of the Coalfields

Series

Series Name
Mining Review Composite Editions

Issue

Songs of the Coalfields
CMR11
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Songs of the Coalfields

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 1
Summary
NCB synopsis: A collection of miners’ ballads. Ewan MacColl and Isla Cameron, leading folk singers of today, appear in this film to sing six traditional mining ballads: The Sandgate Nursing Song, The Best Little Door Boy, Sixteen Tons, The Plodder Seam, The Blantyre Explosion, and The Row between the Cages.
Researcher Comments
Made in 1957 and 1964.
Keywords
Music and dance; Mining
Written sources
Films on Coal Catalogue   1969, p.59
Credits:
Production Co.
Documentary Technicians Alliance
Sponsor
National Coal Board
Production Co.
National Coal Board Film Unit

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