FOR JULY 1 2020, WE'LL BE PLAY THE RED ISLE UKULELE NETWORK VERSION!
YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE FIRST VIDEO USING THE (F) SONGSHEET! We'll likely do it use the (D) songsheet at BUG.
In the United Kingdom, Rita MacNeil's song "Working Man" was a No. 11 hit in 1990. In 1990, she was the bestselling country artist in Canada, outselling even Garth Brooks and Clint Black.
In 2003 MacNeil filmed a television special titled Rita MacNeil presents The Men of the Deeps, a one-hour special showcasing the coal mining choir The Men of the Deeps. The Men of the Deeps is a male choral ensemble composed of coal miners and former miners from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Formed in 1966, the group has a mandate to preserve the traditional music and folklore of the Canadian Maritimes and particularly the Cape Breton region. To belong to the singing group, a man must have worked in the mine. The ages of the men range from the late-thirties to the upper seventies.
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A video for this song: