The Flither Girls by Sarah Dean published on 2016-03-11T17:54:35Z This is a Demo track. The colloquial Yorkshire coast term for a cockle was the word 'flither'. The Flither Girls is a term for the womenfolk of the East coast fishing families. The women were responsible for collecting and preparing the bait so that their menfolk could go out and fish. This song forms as a tribute to these hard-working and extraordinary women and the perilous task that they undertook each day.