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The Navvy's Wife by The Navvy's Wife Cast

Summary

A musical drama written by Mick Ryan which gives voice to those whose lives were shaped by the great drive to carve out Britainís canals, railways and roads.

Narrative
Thousands were caught up in the migration of able-bodied men to the vast scars of construction that have now softened into our landscape. Bonds forged by kinship, friendship, love and economic necessity helped them all survive the brutal realities of the hard life the men were drawn to. This itinerant way of life conferred hardship and uncertainty on the women caught up in it but of these mothers, lovers, wives and widows the newspapers had very little to say; of their longings, sorrows, hopes and joys they said nothing, nothing at all Ö

Mick Ryan (vocals)
Heather Bradford (vocals)
Paul Downes (vocals, harmony vocals, guitar, mando-cello, mandoline, banjo)
Judy Dunlop (vocals)
Jackie Oates (vocals, harmony vocals, five string fiddle-viola, shruti)
Roger Watson (vocals, harmony vocals, melodeon, concertina)

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Track Listing

1 Men from Limerick  
2 The Women's Song
18 Dangerous Enough
19 So Many Ways to Die
22 The Journey
31 The Land Around You
The Navvy's Wife album cover
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Artists

The Navvy's Wife Cast
(Strong cast for this new musical drama)
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Mick Ryan & Paul Downes
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