Tyne Folk

tynefolk Singers
at Ye Olde Cross, Ryton, NE40 3QP

Ye Olde Cross

First and Third (and Fifth) Wednesdays.

(Zoom Second and Fourth Wednesdays)

See full diary here

Singers Night, 19th January has been cancelled due to Covid uncertainties. This has been replaced by a Zoom session

NOTE: Due to covide uncertaintaines, it is always worth checking in advance before coming to Ye Old Cross, in case of any future last minute cancellations.

  • Ye Olde Cross Inn is community owned.
  • Superb facilities with a good choice of real ales.
  • A lift and a disabled toilet with separate entrance to the upstairs room.

The Wilsons in Concert


at Ye Olde Cross
on Wednesday 30th March 2022

Order tickets here or with Ed Lawrence

The Wilson Family are well known for their powerful vocal harmonies and their famous infectious humour. Singing old and new songs, the brothers are rooted in tradition, and have produced a number of critically acclaimed albums, including 'Horumarye' a complete album dedicated to the songs of Graeme Miles. Now the Wilson Family are preparing to bring out a new album in 2022.

Make a date in your diary to come and see them at Ye Olde Cross Inn, in March.

Weel May the Keel Row

Ralph Hedley's painting of Keelmen working on the Tyne

Weel May the Keel Row

Entitled, it is thought, 'Weel May the Keel Row', the painting by Hedley in 1905 exhibited at the Bewick Club in Newcastle, and shown again in 1938 at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle and Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead.

But when a Hedley exhibition was staged at the Laing Art Gallery in 1990, the painting could not be located.

The Geordie Revival

New article by Pete Wood

'Wot Cheor Geordie' occurred before the Folk Revival. Pete Wood makes the case.


Wot Cheor Geordie

Sea Shanties ... Black Origins

New article by by Jim Mageean

A look into the origins of these wonderful songs is long overdue.


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Get In Touch

Venue Address

Ye Olde Cross Inn,
Barmoor Lane,
Tyne & Wear,
NE40 3QP


Ed Lawrence:
0782 8070617

Lindsey Thornton:
0774 8777598