Sep 11, 2017 by FYI Staff. FYI Music News.
“Titanically,” the third single from Heather Rankin’s self-titled debut solo album, co-written with David Tyson, was inspired by the 2013 auctioning of the violin played by Titanic bandleader Wallace Hartley as the famed ship was sinking.
The violin, in a music case, was recovered from the Atlantic Ocean, still strapped to Hartley’s body, by the crew of the Mackay-Bennett Cable Ship. Hartley’s body was taken to Halifax and then sent home to his family for burial, but his violin and case were sent directly to his fiancée,