Threading The Eye Of The Needle - Lloyd M. Clarke

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Lloyd M. Clarke

Threading The Eye Of The Needle

from the I’ll Sing You A Song album.

LLOYD M. CLARKE – National Songwriting Award winner, is a mature balladeer raised on easy listening, country and popular folk music which birthed a lifelong love and passion for singing, song writing and storytelling through music. Lloyd has been compared to Roger Whittaker, Gordon Lightfoot, Mike McClellan and Bruce Woodley of The Seekers.

The song was written during a weekend getaway down the Great Ocean Road after visiting some Lighthouses on the coast and The Loch Ard Gorge near the 12 Apostles. The song is a historic account of the events that took place in June of 1878 against the coast of Victoria. A Clipper Ship the Loch Ard was en-route to Melbourne from England with 44 passengers and crew when it hit a rocky shelf and cliffs in Fog of Mutton Island Victoria. The only two survivors of the wreck were Eva Carmichael and Thomas (Tom) R. Pearce, an apprentice. They came ashore at what is now known as Loch Ard Gorge and sheltered there before seeking assistance.

“Some poetic license was taken with the start of the voyage in my song, the rest is actual history. I hope listeners will fall in love with the story, read the history and perhaps pay a visit to the Loch Ard Gorge if they come to Victoria. The drive along the Great Ocean Road to the Gorge is spectacular in any season”.