Pull Down Below EP (III)

by The Ballina Whalers

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Pull Down Below' was recorded in the rolling belly of the ‘Lightship 95’ - a floating light house moored on the Thames River in London. As the final EP in our planned trilogy, 'Pull Down Below’ strikes a more sombre chord with two poignant ballads of famous ship wrecks, from little known Australian balled 'The Wreck of the Dandenong' to the famous Hull song and lament to the herring fisherman, 'Three Score and Ten' and finally 'Copper Ore'. In addition to these fine songs we also get down to the heavy lifting with to the raw work songs of 'Pull Down Below' and 'Whip Jamboree' with 'Whaling Johnny' giving us something to smile about.

We are also using the launch of this final EP to announce that we will be taking a break from live performances for a while so we can each concentrate on other aspects of our musical and personal lives. We are so grateful to all of you for your support and for making the last 4 years such great fun. Who knows what the future holds, but we look forward to singing together again soon - when the wind wills it! Steady as she goes!

"Stunning voices that blend so beautifully, a real knock out"
- Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

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released April 25, 2015

The Ballina Whalers are:
Sam Brookes, Pete Truin and Jamie Doe

All tracks traditional. All tracks arranged by Pete Truin apart from track 3 arranged by Jamie Doe. All tracks recorded, mixed and mastered by Ben Philips onboard the Lightship95, April 2014. Artwork and design by Peter Beatty. P&C Hectic Eclectic Records 2015. HE04CD. All rights reserved.

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The Ballina Whalers London, UK

The Ballina Whalers are Pete Truin, Jamie Doe and Sam Brookes - three musical barnacles clinging to the creaking hull of a musical tradition stretching back over hundreds of years. Using just their voices they explore ballads, shanties and seafaring songs that tell tales of whaling ships, lost loves, roaring storms and hardship out at sea. ... more

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