Manks Concert 2014 - T E Brown's ‘The Peel Life-Boat’ recited by John Kennaugh
John Kennaugh recites T E Brown's powerful poem, 'The Peel Life-Boat.'
The poem celebrates the heroism shown by the crew of the Peel lifeboat when the Norwegian ship, The St. George, was wrecked on the rocks off Peel Castle on the night of the 7th of October 1889.
The figurehead of the St. George can be found inside the Peel Lifeboat House, and the image of Charlie Cain, the cox of the Peel lifeboat, can be seen to this day in the Marine Hotel on Peel promenade.
This live recording was made at the Manks Concert, hosted by the Manx branch of the Celtic Congress, Peel Centenary Centre, 1 February 2014.
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