Danny Spooner was regarded as one of the foremost traditional singers in Australia.
An English-born Australian, he presented songs of work and life from both cultures.
As a working man and a historian, his chat between songs gave songs a context and life. Through years of festivals, concerts, house concerts and camps in Australia, Europe and North America, he was welcomed for his personal warmth, and loved to pass songs on.
Recorded 2014 by Steve Bullock, Jeeves Audio Services.
As Danny sang his beloved songs of the sea, you could feel the movement of the ship, taste the salt air. His rhythm was always just right. He knew the excitement and dangers of being ‘on the water’, wanted to share that with his audience, hoping they’d join in the chorus.