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GUEST,Sean MacRuaraidh Do you play Geordie/Newcastle Music? (11) RE: BS: Do you play Geordie/Newcastle Music? 29 Mar 00

I play the Keel Row on my guitar and The Blaydon Races on the tin whistle.

I have heard Waters of Tyne done with different words by the Ian Campbell Folk Band.

I have seen The Boat Comes In done with very different words in an old music book I found in the central library in Newcastle. Each verse mentioned a different type of fish. I would say I preferred it to the version you have on your site.

I have been to one folk festival (Fish Festival ?) in Newcastle and one not far away from there to the northwest in a small town called Rothbury. I have been in a few pubs where there were large sessions of musicians playing Northumbrian folk (one of them was in Walker I think but it was knocked down for a new road a few years ago).

Wye aye man - I'm not even a Geordie.

I would have liked to see some guitar chords for the songs - like y' knaa.

I don't play in any pubs (Cardiff beware - my day will come) so there's no point in listing me !

"Toon toon black & white army - howay the lads"

Sean MacRuaraidh

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