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Johnny Handle Monday 13th November 2017 For over fifty years, Johnny Handle has been a major part of the British folk music scene. Starting as a skiffle player in 1957 he soon crossed into folk music both as a soloist and as a member of The High Level Ranters. His repertoire is heavily influenced by the traditional music of North East England and, in particular, songs about the coal mines of that region. In 1958, with Louis Killen, he founded the Folksong and Ballad Club in the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle. He plays accordion, keyboards, banjo, whistle and the Northumbrian pipes. Among the songs he has written is "Farewell to the Monty", written in January 1959 on the closing of the Montague Colliery, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne. and in 2010 he wrote "Consett Steel". His compositions ranging from poignant mining songs like Farewell To the Monty to the hilarious Geordie favourite Stottin Doon the Waall sit comfortably alongside those of Joe Wilson, Tommy Armstrong and Geordie Ridley and guarantee his place in North East folklore for generations to come. 
Tickets ordered on-line can be paid for by PayPal or credit/debit cards. If you don’t have a PayPal account use the ‘Check Out’ button rather than the ‘Check Out with PayPal’ button. Once ordered, tickets will be available for collection on the night. You may wish to print out the online receipt as proof of purchase but this is not necessary to gain entry to the event.
Tickets £9
Johnny Handle           Monday 13th November 2017
For over fifty years, Johnny Handle has been a major part of the British folk music scene. Starting as a skiffle player in 1957 he soon crossed into folk music both as a soloist and as a member of The High Level Ranters. His repertoire is heavily influenced by the traditional music of North East England and, in particular, songs about the coal mines of that region. In 1958, with Louis Killen, he founded the Folksong and Ballad Club in the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle. He plays accordion, keyboards, banjo, whistle and the Northumbrian pipes. Among the songs he has written is "Farewell to the Monty", written in January 1959 on the closing of the Montague Colliery, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne. and in 2010 he wrote "Consett Steel". His compositions ranging from poignant mining songs like Farewell To the Monty to the hilarious Geordie favourite Stottin Doon the Waall sit comfortably alongside those of Joe Wilson, Tommy Armstrong and Geordie Ridley and guarantee his place in North East folklore for generations to come. 
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