This is a book of songs of the sea, that come from, or are associated with, the Isle of Wight. They are about shipwrecks, sea battles, smugglers, the Navy, lost loves and much, much more. Some songs are traditional, some have recently been written, some have originated elsewhere and have been adapted to the Island’s history or geography. Some are serious, some frivolous, some critical, some verging on the edges of rudeness and sometimes straying to the northern shores of the Solent.
The collection comprises 42 songs and one tune. Each song has a basic score, and full lyrics from which you can adapt the songs to develop your own presentation. Illustrations have been specially created for the songs and stories.
All proceeds from sales of this book go to the Needles branch of the National Coastwatch Institute, who keep a 365 day watch over the waters of the Solent and it’s Western approaches from their station above the famous Needles.