Interest shown from mine workers who spent time in western Canada and at idled Donkin mine
The Men of the Deeps want to add new voices to their singing ensemble. But unlike many choirs around the continent, this group has a prerequisite — coal mining experience.
Ernie Kliza, who sings baritone in the group, said members serve as ambassadors to the island’s mining history and folklore. “It’s a similar camaraderie to when we actually worked in the mines, like each person watching over the other person,” said Kliza, who worked in the mining industry for 23 years.
“The singing and the storytelling is to perpetuate the various events that took place over the last hundreds of years.” Continue Reading →