Tom Crean Tributes


Video And Media Celebrating Annascaul’s Tom Crean, Brave Antarctic Explorer

The following Tom Crean Videos is for any one with an interest in Tom Crean from Kerry County Ireland. Particularly the original recording of the song written by his fellow crew members in 1918 celebrating Tom Crean as ‘the bravest man the world’s ever seen’. The song is accompanied with images compiled on video (and posted to YouTube).

(Tom Crean was on the ‘early’ Antarctica cruises when it wasn’t so comfortable!)

Antarctica Song – Tom Crean Song By Crew Members Recored 1918



Song Lyrics:

Hail, hail, Tom Crean, hail, hail, Tom Crean,
He’s the bravest man that the world’s ever seen.
Hail, hail, Tom Crean, hail, hail, Tom Crean,
He’s the Irish giant from county Kerry.

Walked thirty-five miles in the Arctic alone
To save Teddy Evans from making his bones.
He went down to the south with Shackleton and Scott,
Won three polar medals and a coward he’s not.
Faced death many times, but he never backed down.
Came home to Anascaul, his little home town.

Hail, hail, Tom Crean, hail, hail, Tom Crean,
He’s the bravest man that the world’s ever seen.
Hail, hail, Tom Crean, hail, hail, Tom Crean,
He’s the Irish giant from county Kerry. (less)

Tom Crean Tribute

Tom Crean Guiness Ad – Some Antarctica Apprenticeship!

Also of Interest – Shackleton

We hope you enjoyed these Tom Crean Antarctic explorer videos!

Audio Production “Sailor On Ice” By David Hirzel

David Hirzel, writer and audio producer, was asked by Imagination Lane to prepare a script for a fictional adaptation of Crean’s Antarctic adventure for an online audio production. I am pleased to report that several of the audio episodes of “Sailor on Ice” have been released, and are available free for your listening pleasure at: http://imaginationlane.net/tomcrean/.

david-hirzel

David had this to say about his visit to Annascaul, “While on a research trip I had the great pleasure of visiting your town in October 2007 and singing in a session at the South Pole Inn. What a wonderful lot of friendly folks you all are!”