Much of modern day life relies on people whose work is never seen, understood or appreciated. A prime example of this was the role of the miner.
Malcolm, the guitarist from the Folkus Gallery Band is from the North-East, has spent time in Nottinghamshire and now exercises his ministry in St Helens - all areas synonymous with coal mining.
A song like Johnny Miner by Ed Pickford which we play charts the decline of the mining industry in this country.
We are currently rehearsing 'Coal Mining Man' (written by John Prine) from the other side of the Atlantic and here performed by Ricky Skaggs accompanied by haunting imagery.