MUSICAL NUMBERS

 * 1.  Overture

   2.   Be Fishermen

   3.   Keeper of the Light

   4.   Who'll Buy My Fish

   5.   Kittens & Kings

   6.   Springtime

   7.   Maypole Dance

   8.   Take One Girl

   9.    Melody

  10.  How Can I Tell

* 11.  It's Over My Head

  12.  Reminiscing

* 13.  Only The Sea

  14.  For One Moment

  15.  I Care Nothing for Fame

* 16.  Man of my Dreams

  17.  In Your Shadow

  16.   Finale (reprise)

(an orchestral backing track is available)

THE OTHER MAIN CHARACTERS.

JOSEPH SWAN @ 12yrs

JOSEPH SWAN (adult)

ANNIE SWAN (Joe.s mother)

The Forfarshire Survivors

The Bamburgh Fishermen

The  Women of Bamburgh

+ Members of the Chorus

THE DARLING FAMILY:

WILLIAM   (Father)

THOMASI  (mother)

GRACE @ 11 yrs

GRACE  (adulthood)

ELIZABETH @ 14 yrs

ELIZABETH  (adulthood)

ROBIN - WILLIAM - JOB

THOMASIN - MARY ANN

GEORGE - WILLIAM (2)

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     I remember the Grace Darling story from my schooldays in the late forties and only because of a very animated lesson by our History teacher with his vivid description of the 'Forfarshire Rescue' by Grace and her father, an almost Herculean task for a young girl and middle aged man to row out in a North East gale force wind, to initiate the recue of 9 passengers and crew .  Herculean
 
So when looking for a suitable musical storyline, Grace came to mind.  It took me two years to complete and another two of revision, before it saw its 'World Premiere' in York in 2010. It has not been produced by anyone since.
I would love to see 'GRACE' performed here in the North East where the story of 'Grace Darling the heroine of the Farne Islands' began, almost 200 years ago.
* Overture: (& Ballet Sequence)
00:00 / 04:31
Only the Sea
00:00 / 03:32
Man of my Dreams
00:00 / 03:38

 * The 'Overture' track is one of the originals, taken from a full  orchestral arrangements I made at home on my keyboard synthesisers.

     Because of the financial cost in hiring an arranger and orchestra this was the only way the producers and directors Charlotte Gray and Donna Riley of  'The York Stars (now 'We Are Theatre'), could  afford to stage such a large production.

The MP3 tracks below are later  'professional productions  . 

Here are a few video clips

from the original musical.

It's Over My Head
00:00 / 03:22

'Over my Head' is sung by Grace's sister Mary when she announces her coming engagement.

In Your Shadow
00:00 / 03:05

Although 'In Your Shadow' is sung on this track by a female sessionist,  the original song is performed by the artist Joseph Swan in the final act, as he unveils his potrtrait of Grace