A coverall-clad choir of working and retired coal miners from Cape Breton, the Men of the Deeps have been entertaining audiences for over half a century from beneath their humble hard hats. This year marks their first solo Christmas tour with Yuletide surprises in addition to old favorites.
The group formed in an effort to preserve in song the rich folklore and heritage of the island’s coal mining communities, in time to celebrate Canada’s centennial year in 1967. Fifty years later, we commemorate our country’s landmark birthday alongside this same working-class chorus, with their repertoire full of Celtic chanteys, salt-of-the-earth verses, and a swell of seasonal treats, festive folk tales and odes to family and friendship.
Bringing the sound and culture of Cape Breton to Canada and the world – The Men of the Deeps is a choir of working and retired coal miners from the island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. The group’s inception was an effort by the people of Cape Breton to preserve in song some of the rich folklore of that island’s coal mining communities. Celebrate the holidays with North America’s only coal miners chorus.
“There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”
-Parry Sound Beacon Star
Celebrating 50 years. The Men of the Deeps, North America’s only coal miners’ choir, continues the celebrations of its fiftieth anniversary with its first-ever solo Christmas tour. In addition to the time-honoured mining stories and songs for which it is famous, not to mention songs from its beloved Cape Breton, they will be offering some special Yuletide surprises.