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'On Extinction' by Melanie Challenger - the Antarctic Shanty

I use the shanty as an example of an extinct genre in the book, and commissioned an Antarctic shanty from brilliant young folksinger, Eliza Carthy. The song she penned is entitled “Your Great Grey Back” after the whales in the waters of the Southern Ocean.

Listen to the Antarctic Shanty below:

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