Sam Larner

By J Poet

Sam Larner only made one recording in his life, but his presentation of traditional a cappella ballads and sea chanties - virile, humorous, bawdy and larger than life - made him a major influence on Britain’s folk revival of the late 50s and early 60s. His one recording, Now Is the Time for Fishing: Songs and Speech by Sam Larner of Winterton, England (1961 Folkways, 1999 Topic UK) encapsulated the life of a working fisherman who was at sea before fishing ships had engines. Many of the songs he remembered became staples of the folk repertoire both in England and the United States.... Read More

City Of Origin:
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Genre:
Folk, Traditional Folk
Birthdate:
1878
Death date:
1965
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