Jim Mageean – Heave Away (2020) – A Collection of Hauling Shanties
After spending more than 50 years gathering all the information on maritime songs; particularly the shanties or work songs used by sailors; He finally decided to share some of what he learned with other lovers of these songs.
Jim Mageen sang with all the greatest shanty singers of our world; through his old friend Stan Hugill and others such as Louis Killen, Johnny Collins, Pat Sheridan, Marek Szurawski; and many more that cannot be listed, He is one of not too many shantymen left who singing and learn; traditional as it is, shanties and forebitters.
Jim Mageean – Heave Away (2020), the collection includes 26 very special favored Jim songs (this time are there Heaving Shanties); some of them published and recorded for the first time. Everyone contains a description with essential information about work that needs to be done when using a particular shanty; so you can sing shanty smartly, knowing in your imagination when you have to haul the rope or push the bar. And the last thing that I can tell before I read the book though, is that book contains CD with all songs from the book.