Finding spirituality amongst the working people.... 

 

 

 

 

William was often referred to as the 'Miners Poet' , given his personal background and use of coalfield imagery. He was however, concerned with the broader  issue of the  'sanctus' borne of the creativity and human bonds of ordinary people. Next in a longer and previously unpublished version of 'Marratide' ('marra' means friend/mate/comrade in the dialect of Noth East England), he talks of the monks, fisherman, miners and shipbuilders that have gathered and worked around the river Wear. Press the jukebox button and choose number 8 from the menu: