From down deep to up high

Mining choir serenades Atlantic plane passengers
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/03/2018
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Passengers on a recent flight to the Maritimes were treated to an impromptu music performance by a local coal miners’ choir. Skryl Sergey/Shutterstock

HALIFAX — Instead of the whining cry of a small child or noisy chatter of a sports team, passengers on a recent flight to the Maritimes were treated to an impromptu music performance by a local coal miners’ choir.

The WestJet flight was heading to Halifax when a flight attendant noticed a large group of men sitting in several rows at the rear of the plane wearing black shirts and baseball caps.

The retired miners, known as the Men of the Deeps, were then asked by an airline employee, Lisa Belisle, if they could give passengers “a little peek of their tour,” while passengers were advised to open their ears and enjoy, according to the Canadian Press.

The group of men then sang the song “Dust in the Air,” with Belisle later posting a video of the performance on her Facebook page.

By mid-December, it had more than 220,000 views.

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