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classic N.E.English folk songs

ade 03 Oct 00 - 10:58 PM
Bev and Jerry 04 Oct 00 - 12:00 AM
BigDaddy 04 Oct 00 - 12:31 AM
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Liz the Squeak 04 Oct 00 - 02:20 AM
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McGrath of Harlow 04 Oct 00 - 05:09 AM
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Subject: classic N.E.English folk songs
From: ade
Date: 03 Oct 00 - 10:58 PM

Hi! I am rediscovering my roots by singing songs from North East England. Anyone know of any good ones? Ideally they'd either be funny or have a chorus - I have to get away with singing it at an Irish session!


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Subject: RE: classic N.E.English folk songs
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 12:00 AM

Johnny Walker, who was born in Yorkshire and sounds like it, put out a cassette in 1986 entitled "Folksongs and Such of a Yorkshire Tyke". Most of the songs on this album are from northeast England. Our particular favorites are: Dalesman's Litany, Manchester Rambler, and Poverty Knock.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: classic N.E.English folk songs
From: BigDaddy
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 12:31 AM

The Watersons hail from Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire. Lots of good stuff from them over the past four decades.


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Subject: RE: classic N.E.English folk songs
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 12:55 AM

The Watersons actually hail from Hull, although Norma does now live in Robin Hood's Bay. You can find lots about them here on an excellent site produced by a fellow mudcatter.

Ed


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Subject: RE: classic N.E.English folk songs
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 02:20 AM

Jez Lowe has done some good traddy stuff, although he is a bit further north, around Durham. Which part of NE UK are we talking about here??

LTS


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Subject: RE: classic N.E.English folk songs
From: IanS
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 04:24 AM

How about: Cushy Butterfield Ca' Hackie Keep your feet still Geordie Hinnie Lampton Worm Bonnie Gateshead Lass Byker Hill

There's loads of good Geordie songs - these are just the ones that everybody knows. Dig a bit deeper and you'll find more gems.

Ian


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Subject: RE: classic N.E.English folk songs
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 05:09 AM

The North East and Ireland have a lot in common, musically and in other ways - any Irish session should welcome songs and tunes from up there.

As well as an amazing traditional repertoire, there are masses of great modern songs from up there, and they are still coming.


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Subject: RE: classic N.E.English folk songs
From: Terry K
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 05:21 AM

Vin Garbutt is from near Middlesbrough and retains the strong local accent (unlike me!). He claims a measure of Irish ancestry as well.

The Teesside Fettlers did a great Middlesbrough song, Ring of Iron (complete with easy chorus). There's a (slightly inaccurate) version in the DT.

If you're looking further north, try Bob Davenport who has done some really humorous stuff.

Cheers, Terry


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Subject: RE: classic N.E.English folk songs
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 08:56 AM

You can try

When the boat comes in

Elsie Marley

or

The Keel Row

for starters. good luck with your session


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Subject: RE: classic N.E.English folk songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 04 Oct 00 - 09:32 AM

Conrad Bladey has a website of Geordie songs and memorabilia here. He has also posted many North Eastern songs to the Forum.

But tread very carefully if you visit him. He is also a well-known troll and purveyor of the most bigoted Orange propaganda. Don't be fooled by his apparent reasonableness.

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: classic N.E.English folk songs
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Nov 08 - 04:36 PM

THE LAMBTON WORM!!!! incredible mackem song!!


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