Song of the Sea
By Jane Dolby
One woman's journey through love and loss to find her voice with the Fishwives Choir.
Jane Dolby fell in love with a fisherman - the most dangerous peacetime occupation that exists - leading her to find a place in a traditional British world that many have forgotten.
Jane was not expecting to fall in love, but she did with Colin, a local fisherman in her hometown. Then one day she faces the loss every fisherman's wife fears: the disappearance of her husband when his boat overturns at sea. Three days later, the boat is finally dredged up, without Colin. At the same time as Jane struggles with her grief, she must fight to keep a roof over her family's heads. With the help and kindness of friends and strangers, the fishing world rallies around one of their own and in time, Jane forms a plan to give something back to the community that has helped her. Jane brings together 40 women from fishing communities up and down the country to release a charity single, founding The Fishwives Choir, and gives a voice to women previously unheard.
SONG OF THE SEA is the true story of one woman's love and loss, and after years in which grief stole her ability to sing, she finds her own voice again.
Jane Dolby lives on the Essex coast and formed the Fishwive's Choir, which has seen them perform all over the country and on BBC BREAKFAST, ITV, THE ONE SHOW and many more.
The Fishwives website can be found at http://www.fishwiveschoir.co.uk/. Their music can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/user/FishwivesChoir and they also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheFishwivesChoir.
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23 Apr 2015
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'A touching story of triumph over grief' — woman&home
The moving story of transforming personal mourning into the collective joy of making music. — Iain Finlayson, SAGA Magazine
'Song of the Sea is an original contribution to the canon of grief and recovery' — Liz Hoggard, Independent on Sunday