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West Cornwall fishwives hope for chart success

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: July 28, 2013

  • Hannah, left, with the Fishwives Choir when they first met in Essex.

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THE FISHWIVES Choir have released their first single and singer Hannah Pascoe is asking the people of west Cornwall to help push it up the charts.

The choir comprises 40 women from fishing communities, including operatic soloist Hannah from Newlyn and mother and daughter Sue Hendricks and Jennie Ansell from Perranporth.

They came together to support the work of the Fishermen's Mission after a number of them – including Sue and Jennie – lost loved ones at sea.

They then approached Hannah, the group's only trained singer.

Now they have recorded and released their first single, a double A-side of When The Boat Comes In and hymn Eternal Father, available as an iTunes download.

Hannah, a soloist with the Mousehole and Holman's Climax Male Voice Choirs, Penzance Operatic Society and Duchy Operatic Society, and singer with the Goonvrea Singers, said: "Only iTunes sales count towards the chart so we need to sell 10,000 downloads by August 24 to guarantee chart position.

"Any help would be appreciated.

"I'm really excited at the idea of being in the charts."

The choir have appeared on The One Show on the BBC, on Radio 4 and numerous local TV and radio shows as well as featuring in The Cornishman.

The next step is to break into the charts.

You can download the Fishwives single at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/when-boat-comes-in-eternal/id675149831

Learn more at www.facebook.com/thefishwiveschoir and follow the girls at www.twitter.com/fishwiveschoirs

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