Swallows, Amazons and Music, a Useful Link

The Amber Trust

Sea Shanties were a favourite with Arthur Ransome, unsurprisingly considering his love of the sea!

What gives real flavour to Swallows and Amazons is how  all the characters come together near the end with Captain Flint for a sing-song!  Old sea favourites are among the agenda including Spanish Ladies and Blow the Man Down!

As music and songs are an important part of his classic book, readers of my website might be interested to know about a charity which supports blind children in connection with music (above).

The Amber Trust gives grants for blind children to learn music,  bringing them an invaluable experience and skill throughout their lives.

If you want to know more or wish to support this fine organisation just follow the link above.



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