Tyne Folk

tynefolk update

Rising numbers of Coronavirus, particularly in this area of Tyneside, is still of concern, so to keep safe and protect each other tynefolk members have recently agreed that meeting up face to face should be kept under review.

As soon as everyone feels comfortable, and safe, tynefolk will again meet at the Black Bull on Thursday nights at 8.30pm and we will advise as soon as a date is agreed.

You will then be very welcome to join singers and musicians for an evening of folk, both traditional and contemporary, or just come to listen.

Guest nights are approximately monthly. We will post details as soon as we begin to book guests in future.

Tynefolk Songs During Lockdown

See all the Tynefolk Lockdown Songs here.

tynefolk turned to Zoom during lockdown over the past year, in order to keep the folk club active.

The regulars were able to carry on singing in each others’ company, maintain contact with conversation, much light hearted banter and laughter.

But what has turned out has been much more.

Lively discussion of the songs became a feature with the singers explaining why they chose the song and providing some background history.

A year later we are still zooming.

We thought this an appropriate time to record some of the songs that were important to Tynefolk singers during this period.

Tyne Folk

Tyne Folk

tynefolk has been renowned as one of the best folk music venues in the North East since its founding in 1990.

Our venue is at the Black Bull in Blaydon, just outside of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Folk Nights

Tyne Folk

Each Thursday at 8:30PM, come and join singers and musicians for an evening of folk, both traditional and contemporary. Audiences are also welcome. Guest nights are approximately monthly. Please see our guest list for details.

Latest News

Ronnie Palmer 90th Birthday

Ronnie Palmer celebrates his Ninetieth birthday, May 5th 2021.

Ronnie sits with his daughter Janice in the Black Bull Beer Garden with friends and family.
And he sends a message of good wishes to all the singers at tynefolk.

"I can’t get the hang this Zoom stuff. I don’t even have the internet. But you can play any recording you like."
And so here is Ronnie’s recorded message on May 5th from the Beer Garden at the Black Bull.

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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Black Bull,
Bridge Street,
Tyne & Wear,
NE21 4JU
Black Bull Website


Lindsey Thornton: 0774 877 7598