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Stan Hugill


b. 19 November 1906, within the coastguard cottages at Hoylake, Cheshire, Britain, d. 13 Might 1992. Hugill was a veritable encyclopaedia of shanties and nautical music in the last great times of sail. Delivered to some seafaring family members he visited sea using the Product owner Service through the early 20s. He offered in Sail (square riggers and fore ‘n’ afters), of boats from the united states, Germany, and Britain, for a decade and then transferred into vapor (Blue Funnel Series), to China and Japan. Hugill after that spent over four years being a prisoner of battle. After the battle, Hugill examined for 3 years on the London School Oriental and African college of dialects, and attained a diploma in Japanese in 1949. From 1950, Hugill became a member of the Outward Bound motion, as an trainer, and afterwards as bosun. He wedded Bronwen Irene Benbow in 1952, and both his sons afterwards became folk music artists. When Shanties IN THE Seven Seas was released, Hugill visited the BBC in London to become interviewed, afterwards turning up on the well-known Singer’s Club, after that operate by Peggy Seeger and Stan Kelly. It had been right here that he sang in public areas for the very first time. He was afterwards presented to the Bluecoat College, in Liverpool, and fulfilled both Spinners along with a.L. Lloyd. For another couple of years, while still functioning, Hugill sang at night clubs and colleges around Britain. He afterwards limited himself to performing at festivals world-wide, after he retired in 1975. Furthermore to his recordings and books, Hugill also decorated marine oils, in addition to illustrating his very own books. Hugill resided in Wales, but continuing to travel offering lectures on shanty performing, and outdated sailing boats. He also produced two videos, Jack port Tar, in Poland in 1987 and Stan Hugill in holland in 1991. He was most likely the last from the British Shantymen.

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Full Name Stan Hugill
Died May 13, 1992, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Profession Singer, Sailor
Nationality British
Music Songs Shoals of Herring, Lowlands, Alice Wentworth, Roll the Chariot Along, The Sailor's Alphabet, Sailboat Malarkey, I's the Boy, Run Come See, The Bleacher Lass of Kelvin Hall, Hanging Johnny, Mingulay Boat Song, Greenland Whale Fisheries, Santiano, Wreckers Prayer, Paddy Lay Back, The Island Lass, The Topman, The Oda G, Saucy Sailor, Ye Mariners All, Lower the Boat, Rolling Down to Old Maui, Donegal Danny, The Argo, Columbo, Sing Outs, Leave Her Johnny, Bosun's Alphabet, A-rollin' Down the River, Blow the Man Down, John Kanaka, South Australia
Albums Sailing Days, In Concert at Mystic Seaport

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