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Sleeve Notes for The Voyage by Fieldwork

The VoyageContains songs from the musical drama of the same name by  Mick Ryan. The show looks at aspects of emigration from Ireland and England in the mid nineteenth century. One of the main themes  is the impact of the past upon the present.

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The album contains songs from the musical drama of the same name by  Mick Ryan. The show looks at aspects of emigration from Ireland and England in the mid nineteenth century. One of the main themes  is the impact of the past upon the present. Ther show develops the idea of the past living on through memory, and begins to explain why emigrants were prepared to leave, and what made the terrors of the voyage less daunting than the horrors of the immediate past.

Track Notes


1 Voices From the Past




2 The Leaving Time




3 Behind Me




4 The Emigrant




5 When We Take Them Over




6 Sailing West




7 How Deeps the Sea




8 Green Island




9 Lying Down




10 Reprisals




11 Prisoners of the Past




12 The Sea




13 The Soldiers Song (Part 1)




14 Fever on Board




15 The Bargain




16 Farewell my Child




17 The Soldiers Song (Part 2)




18 Home




19 Safe Harbour




20 Keep You in Peace




21 The Promised Land