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Thread #16670 Message #1294211
Posted By: GUEST
11-Oct-04 - 08:32 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Shores of Old Blighty (Graeme Miles)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shores of old blighty
I was writing in another thread Ron Angel / Chemical Workers Song
"I would argue that Teesside has produced more songwriters of note ( pardon the pun) in the British Folk music scene than any other area.
Incidentally for non-UK readers Teesside in the North East of England , birth place of many things 1st Railway , James Cook, all that sort of stuff . Main towns Middlesbrough, Stockton,Guisborough if you're looking at a map".
The person who gave us this confidence and sense of direction i.e. believing ordinary folk were capable of writing songs which were worth listening to, was, indeed Graeme Miles . His contribution British Folk music has been immense - and a very intelligent and pleasant person too !