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Message In The Bottle

A whole quarter of a century before David Attenborough's BLUE PLANET II arrived, this song - occasioned by a visit to a seemingly pristine beach in Mexico - was my take on the problem of our 'throwaway civilization' and 'global pollution'. I'd love to say that times have changed and things are better but; sadly; only one of those statements is true. Listen to Message In The Bottle here.

Catching up - very late in the day - with modern technology: herewith is a sampling of some of my performances(over the past decade and more); which various people have captured and mounted; on the, ubiquitous, video streaming website.

Llantrisant Folk Club            Sailor’s Consolation, Ex-Sailor’s Life and the COMPLETE edition of Last Shanty!
Chicago Maritime Festival    Nassau Bound … yes, you DO know the chorus!
Chicago Maritime Festival    Robert Louis Stevenson’s: Christmas At Sea … one of my ‘most requested’ pieces.
Mystic Sea Music Festival    Bully In The Alley (channelling Stan Hugil).
Gloucester Concert              Towrope Girls (Cicely Fox-Smith).
Chants Marins - St. Jean Port Joli, Quebec    All At Sea.

                ... there are dozens (scores?) of others. If you're interested ... start searching.

Tom Lewis

Radio Interview

Tom was interviewed on CKUA (Calgary) by Tom Coxworth, host of the long-running FOLK ROUTES programme. Here are the three segments of the show with the two "Tom"s in conversation, interspersed by songs from all over the "Folk map".

Folk Routes February 19, 2012 Segment 1

Folk Routes February 19, 2012 Segment 2

Folk Routes February 19, 2012 Segment 3



Fair Winds and a Following Sea

Here's a song you may want to use to say farewell to a friend. Please help yourself and either learn and sing the song, or play it, whenever/wherever/however you wish. There are no royalties applicable, or desired.

Fairwinds is now available on The Song Goes On CD (with Qftry), but is also available here for free download.

| Click here to view the lyrics | Click here to listen to and save the MP3 recording (3.21 Mb) |