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

Tynefolk Returns to Ye Olde Cross for Live singing in February.
Full details of sessions on What's On page.

  • 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.

Wilsons Concert at Tynefolk

Tynefolk are back in action Post-Pandemic and now meet for "live" sessions on a fortnightly 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month basis at Ye Olde Cross, Ryton (zoom sessions are retained on 2nd & 4th).

And, to get this plan off to a roaring success who better than The Wilsons?

This amazing family of brothers gave the audience an example of their fantastic sound with songs covering all aspects of life and death, joy and sorrow. The mixture was especially poignant as the funeral of Doreen Elliot had been attended earlier in the day by many of those present, including the Wilsons themselves.

Emotions were roused on all fronts from beginning to end, as they started off with a Si Khan plea for peace dedicated to the people of Ukraine and followed up with a classic example of their heady mix of strong singing and family anecdotes and banter which could be said to be "always the same and always different " as in quality of singing and family tales. You can depend on the Wilsons. The craic is as good to listen to as is the singing itself. This was an evening never to be forgotten.
Joyce Dickinson

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

Wot Cheor Geordie

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

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Sea Shanties - Black Origins

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

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The Geordie Revival

New article by Pete Wood

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

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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Get In Touch

Venue Address


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

Phone


Ed Lawrence:
0782 8070617

Lindsey Thornton:
0774 8777598