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Posted By: GUEST,Hartlepool Folk Festival
15-Dec-15 - 06:53 AM
Thread Name: A Celebration of Graeme Miles
Subject: A Celebration of Graeme Miles, Middlesbrough
12 February, Middlesbrough Town Hall
Join the Unthanks, the Young'uns and the Wilsons, plus special guests Eliza Carthy and the Keelers, in a fantastic evening celebrating the music of Teesside legend Graeme Miles.
Graeme Miles was a one-man folk tradition, and one of the finest songwriters of his generation. A contemporary of Ewan MacColl, Miles wrote hundreds of songs about Teesside, finding poetry and beauty in the industrial landscape of Middlesbrough and the surrounding Cleveland hills and dales. With many of his songs still to be unearthed, and many of today's folk exponents keen to shine further light on his work, Graeme Miles' legacy burns brightly.
Following Graeme Miles' passing in 2013, The Unthanks, Wilsons and Young'uns committed to biennial concerts to celebrate and explore his work, and to raise money for the Graeme Miles Bursary. The bursary (in association with EFDSS) provides development opportunities for young North East artists.
A second concert, with a slightly different lineup, takes place at Band on the Wall in Manchester on 13 February.
Tickets would make a great Christmas present! The proceeds of both events will be shared between the Graeme Miles Bursary and the Redcar Steelworkers' Fund, a cause close to the hearts of all the performers.
Buy tickets here