Wadden Sea songs:
SEASCAPE seeing so many birds, so much sky, such intense life prompted a west Jutland Songlines creation myth
BLANKE HANS the Friesian name for the North Sea. The islands are amazingly varied
GRYDEN a salt-strand pastoral in the Danish song tradition
DEATH OF A SWAN an allegory from 1600
SEAFARER a Ribe tale of piracy and derring-do. True, too.
SILVER HARVEST changing generations of fishermen face new challenges
DYKERS Jens Schmidt tells the tale of Larsen who survived the August 1923 storm flood by digging himself into the
unfinished dyke. His workmates all drowned.
COUNTLESS learning about the richness of the Wadden Sea turns disappointment into wonder
CD review from rootszone.dk
"It is a testimony of love to the very special nature in and around the wadden sea. Rod Sinclair Band has managed to capture the ambience and set tunes to it"
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Stories are being told ..
Rod is telling the story about Jens Schmidt, who as a young boy knew the dykers and now at the ripe age of 94, his tale of Larsen, the only survivor of the August 1923 disaster is the basis of the Dykers song on the Seascape CD.
Jens unfortunately couldn't be at the CD launch. He had been on a daytrip to Esbjerg, having his pacemaker adjusted ...
Wadden sea tapas !
An afternoon full of wonderful music, wonderful people and not least, wonderful tapas!
Most, if not all of the ingredients were sourced locally. Extremely delicious. Well done, Danhostel- Ribe