Training & Education November 7, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Richmond Pays Visit to Tristan da Cunha Island The beauty and ruggedness of the world’s most remote inhabited island has been captured in a series of photos during a recent visit from a Royal Navy warship. Portsmouth based frigate, HMS Richmond, has just paid a visit to the tiny island of Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic as part of her tasking in the region.The Company of the Type 23 frigate received a warm welcome when they anchored off the capital, and island’s only settlement, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas.The island – situated more than 1,500 miles from the nearest landmass – only has a population of 275 and with the arrival of Richmond that number nearly doubled when the men and women went ashore to provide reassurance in this remote part of the world.On the first day of a two day visit, the Commanding Officer, Commander Robert Pedre welcomed on board the island’s Administrator and Magistrate, Alex Mitham and the island’s Police Officer, Inspector Conrad Glass MBE, for lunch and a tour of the ship, highlighting some of the important roles that the Royal Navy undertakes in the South Atlantic ocean.On the second day the islanders hosted a reception at the Administrator’s Residence for a number of the Ship’s Company.Cdr Pedre said of the visit:“It has been a great privilege taking HMS Richmond to the most remote British Overseas Territory in the world.“We have reassured the local British citizens that live in Tristan da Cunha and my Ship’s Company have enjoyed witnessing an island that few people ever get to see.”The South Atlantic Patrol see the Type 23 frigate undertake maritime security operations, including counter narcotics and anti piracy patrols, providing opportunities to work with a number of other navies to further strengthen ties and demonstrate the Royal Navy’s commitment to the region.[mappress]Press Release, November 07, 2013; Image: Navy Share this article HMS Richmond Pays Visit to Tristan da Cunha Island
“R.L. Burnside gave me my break and took me on the road in 1997, teaching me the ropes and his repertoire,” guitarist Luther Dickinson told Rolling Stone. “Playing music and hanging out with R.L. and his band, Kenny Brown and Cedric Burnside, was a life-changing experience and gave me a wealth of memories: conversations, jokes and songs that have still inspire me and teach me.”The new album features guest appearances from Oteil Burbridge (bass, Dead & Company), Grahame Lesh (guitar, Midnight North, The Terrapin Family Band), Sharisse Norman (vocals), Dominic Davis (bass, Jack White), and singer/fife player Shardé Thomas. You can pre-order Prayer For Peace here.You can catch the North Mississippi Allstars on the road this May and June, including dates in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more. For a full list of dates, or to purchase tickets to any upcoming shows, head to the band’s website. And be sure not to miss their appearance at The Fox Theatre on 3/29 in Boulder, CO!Full Tracklist:Prayer for PeaceNeed to be FreeMiss MaybelleRun Red RoosterStealinDeep EllumBird Without a FeatherYou Got to Move61 HighwayLong Haired DoneyBid You GoodnightP4P (Remix) The North Mississippi Allstars, comprised of brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson, have been gracing audiences with their southern-fried blues-rock for more than two decades. While out on the road last year touring in celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Dickinson brothers stopped off at studios in music-rich cities like Memphish, New Orleans, and several others to periodically record their upcoming LP, Prayer For Peace, due out June 2nd, 2017.In addition to a selection of new originals, the album contains a nod to one of the band’s early mentors, Mississippi blues elder statesman R.L. Burnside. Today, the band stoked anticipation for Prayers For Peace with the premiere of two singles from the new album: title track “Prayers For Peace” and their heartfelt cover of Burnside’s “Long Haired Doney.”
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