This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the great ship titanic. She was built at the Belfast shipyards, a monumental feat for the day. Irish pride was at its highest, and the sinking devastated the shipyards, and its workers.
To this day they say with a wry smile,
"Being from Northern Ireland and born on April 14th, the legend of The Titanic has been with me all my life. It took the labour of fifteen thousand Irishmen to build her - she was the pride of Belfast," says George Millar of The Irish Rovers. "I put a lot of love into writing that song about Belfast and the Titanic... I thought maybe I was on that boat in another life... I didn’t want to blame anyone. The song is more about the people ... all those poor souls who lost their life. To me it was saying that it's almost in the mists of time. It's still out there - and it's still pounding across the ocean somewhere.”
This weekend, in celebration of the 100th anniversary, RMS TITANIC - White Star Line Momentos
"On the 14th night of april when the ship was far from land
...from "The Titanic".
George Millar, who shares his birthday of April 14, with the date the ship met its icy end on her maiden voyage a century ago, wrote this tribute to Belfast and the legend of The Titanic.