A Musical: Book and Lyrics: Tom Kelly, Music: Steve Thompson
JOBLING is based on events surrounding the gibbeting of William Jobling, Jarrow Pitman and the last man gibbeted in the north in 1832. Jobling was tried and hung at Durham, then gibbeted on Jarrow Slake for his part in the murder of South Shields magistrate Nicholas Fairles.
The action moves between 1831 and 1832 in the north-east and London: from the 1831 Binding Strike, a year after the birth of the Northern Union of Pitmen, led by Tommy Hepburn, to the gibbeting of Jobling in August 1832.
Three new pre-demos just in from somewhere on the Seven Seas. Tony Markey ably assisted by Christine Milburn has added vocals to these tracks. These songs are by no means finished but they offer more scope than my own poorly sung rough demos.
Apologies – rough demos with my dulcet tones (Steve T)