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Brunel The Symphonic Collection / Bio

SS Great Britain is a museum ship and former passenger steamship, advanced for her time. She was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the Great Western Steamship Company's transatlantic service between Bristol and New York. While other ships had previously been built of iron or equipped with a screw propeller, Great Britain was the first to combine these features in a large ocean-going ship. She was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic, which she did in 1845, in the time of 14 days.
When launched in 1843, Great Britain was by far the largest vessel afloat. However, her protracted construction and high cost had left her owners in a difficult financial position, and they were forced out of business in 1846 after the ship was stranded by a navigational error.
Sold for salvage and repaired, Great Britain carried thousands of immigrants to Australia until converted to sail in 1881. Three years later, the vessel was retired to the Falkland Islands where she was used as a warehouse, quarantine ship and coal hulk until scuttled in 1937.[2]
In 1970, Great Britain was returned to the Bristol dry dock where she was first built. Now listed as part of the National Historic Fleet, Core Collection, the vessel is an award-winning visitor attraction and museum ship in Bristol Harbour, with between 150,000–170,000 visitors annually.

Trajan J Trathan

Life has always been for me, a creative challenge full of expression via my own original artistic ideas. I have never been the one to let the grass grow under my feet or leave a letter unturned.

Working from new Ideas?

I adore scripting naked words to the spoken desire! Interleaved with music then finally dressing them to a stage performance. I will add by saying I am self-driven! Wholly motivated by my own success and self-belief, rather than to chase any academic accolade. A piece of written work has to stand alone on its own merit, by way of the stimulating entertainment of brain matter giving satisfaction of the observer/Reader.

My Inspiration And Failing

I have a hearty loving family. All of them have become my inspiration! Failing that! They have become my worst critics. Poetic justice you may remark “So I’ve always had to try harder to fill the empty larder”.

Creative lessons?

My stories and musical aspirations performed from the Edinburgh Festival to a 14th century mansion house. I have held creative lessons in schools and written pieces for drama and dance examinations. I have even been known to appear on BBC radio and in the press when necessary. All this leads me foremost, to look for commercial gain in merited content not other than personal acclaim of the author/originator.

Highway to Success

I personally always welcomed good constructive criticism and believe a good remark either good or bad, can help the composer/author. So onward to the highway to success
And I look forward to pursuing your written gems and joules with great anticipation in the true tradition of B.O.T.L.

“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, May good luck pursue you each awakening morning and every resting night.” (An Irish blessing)

General Info

Band Members
Trajan J Trathan
Artist Name
Brunel The Symphonic Collection
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Classical / musical drama / world

Contact Info

Bristol, UK