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Tom is proud to be a Borealis Recording Company artist.

The Friends of Fiddler's Green and Finest Kind also do excellent British Isles and Canadian folk music. The Friends provide musical backup for Tom on Tinker.

Tom recommends Cyril Tawney, another ex-Royal Navy submariner - sadly now deceased - who left a wonderful legacy of great songs, including "Grey Funnel Line" and "Sammy's Bar".

Tom's works have also 'inspired' some poetic responses from fans. Tom's Yarns, by Bryan Finlay, is a light-hearted reflection on Tom's performances; while Tom's song A Sailor's Prayer led Charles Roth to parody the opposite point of view, in A Publican's Curse.

Northern Journey Online has an interesting review of Tom's works and singing.

One-time U.S. Coastguard sonar-operator: Bob Zentz is a joyously charismatic performer, greatly talented song-writer, folklorist par excellence, exponent of more instruments than might be believable, one of Tom's most treasured mentors, and an all-round-good-egg!

There is a large collection of sea-shanties at the International Shanty and Sea-Song Association web site.

An amazing resource page about current and historical sailing is www.apparent-wind.com/sailing-page.html.