Made in Belfast: A Musical Tribute to Titanic
A Collection of songs and narratives about The Ship, The History and the Workforce that built the Titanic.
The response to this CD has been astonishing. A selection of reviews and emails from around the World tell the story. A Tribute to Titanic and The Workforce of Harland & Wolff written and performed by local musicians and produced and packaged by local companies.
A Review by John Mc Connell
“Made in Belfast” is a collection of 8 songs 7 of which are penned by local musicians Noel McMaster & Conal McCartney to celebrate Harland & Wolff and the fateful Titanic now in its Centenary year. These discerning and indeed perceptive singer/song writers/musicians have created something special here on many levels…you could be forgiven for thinking that some of these songs were written up to and including 100 years ago and being sung around many a fireside in the “Seanachai” tradition.
Radio U105’s Johnny Hero
“You have really got it right. You’re from here and have been playing in Belfast for years. If anyone has an affinity with Belfast its you Guys. It’s terrific powerful powerful stuff. It really is”.
Recommended the CD to the audience at their concert in the Waterfront Hall Belfast 7th June.
Review By Eddie McIlwaine, Belfast Telegraph.
If you aren’t heartily sick of everything Titanic then give a listen to a new CD called “Made in Belfast” which is devoted to the memory of the tragic liner by Noel McMaster and Conal McCartney.The two of them have written songs with a Harland & Wolff flavour with titles like Titanic Rag, SOS Titanic, Belfast Blood and The Air Tasting of Oil Boys.
Email From Anita Kirlpatrick (New Zealand)
Some of the lyrics take us right back to places we remember. Dave’s dad worked in the docks and his father before him and the lyrics about ‘your Granddad worked ….’ are probably true. We have favourite songs but that changes the more we listen. A deeply satisfying album to listen to, thanks!
Email From Linda O’Brennan (Canada)
Being a Canadian myself I never realized that the Titanic was built in Belfast.This CD has managed to convey the pride of the ship builders, the soul of the Irish people and the hope of the immigrants as they left the country they loved so dear.The final song Nearer my God to Thee brought me to tears as I visualized the cold waters taking the many to their deaths. This CD is a fitting tribute to the folk that were lost but not forgotten and to the hardworking people who built that magnificent ship.
Email From C Moore (Nottingham)
It’s great being able to find a Titanic Tribute like this that was actually written and recorded by local Musicians in Belfast. I love Stephen Camerons voice.
Each of the 8 songs are introduced by a narrative about the history of Harland & Wolff, The Titanic and The Workforce.The audio introduction to each song is courtesy of Author and Titanic Historian Stephen Cameron Chairman of The Belfast Titanic Society.
Listen to the story of some shipyard nicknames
, followed by the song Whiskey For The Boys
. The Air Tasting of Oil
is preceeded by this story.
The songs are intended to portray the difficult working conditions in the Shipyard at the time the ship was built and is a tribute to the Workers and the People who lost their lives when she sank. The songs takes us from the start of the ship being built to the present day.
For full details on the CD visit: http://madeinbelfast.org/
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