‘The Fisherman’s Wife’ is a Ewan MacColl song that captures the lonely on-shore life of those who married Herring fishers, it comes from his BBC recording ‘Singing the Fishing’, from 1960. And why, one has to ask, aren’t the airwaves full of today’s talented singers being commissioned to document worker’s lives in song? Talented singers like Mark McCambridge – who also records as part of the band Arborist. Their second album is out this year, but his solo album of fishing and sea themed songs was released at the end of June under the M.Cambridge moniker. Based on this deep, dark and rewarding song its a collection worth checking out further.
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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?