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richd Songs about Aberfan (1966 mining disaster) (122* d) RE: Songs about Aberfan (1966 mining disaster) 26 Oct 10


Never been to Aberfan have you?

It's a Welsh mining village. Never been a church with a bell ringing the quarters there. Just a pit hooter at shift change. The hills are sheep country and the valley was urban and heavily industrialised and noisy.

It's not a song 'about' Aberfan. It's a song about what you think Aberfan might posibly be/have been like. Nothing wrong with that- but its not a song about Aberfan. Most of the others aren't either.

Best song about Aberfan is Calon Lan or maybe Guide me o thou Great Jehovah.


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