Tyne Folk

DIARY 2021

Wednesdays 7:30 - 10:00

Note: Ye Olde Cross currently closes early because of Covid.

Newcomers will receive a warm welcome...

03 Singers Night
Spooky Theme
10 Zoom
17 Singers Night Theme
Geordie Neet with:
Johnny Handle
and George Unthank

24 Zoom

01 Singers Night
08 Zoom
15 Singers Night Theme
Christmas Party
22 Zoom Theme
Christmas Party
29 Zoom Theme
New Year Party

DIARY 2022

05 Singers Night
12 Zoom
19 Singers - Burns Night
26 Zoom

02 Singers - Vic Gammon : CD Launch
09 Zoom
16 Singers - Miners Life in Tyneside, Songs & Anecdotes
23 Zoom

Wednesday, December 15th 2021

tynefolk Christmas Party

Details to follow...

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

Singers Night: Rabbie Burns Celebration

Haggis and Neeps - if possible!!

robert burns

Great chieftain o' the puddin'-race!
The groaning trencher there ye fill,
O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin, rich!

Wednesday, February 2nd 2022

Singers Night: With Vic Gammon CD Launch

Vic Gammon will join us to launch his own song compositions on his latest CD.
Vic will entertain us with a selection of his songs.

vic gammon

Photograph by Stefan Sobell 2021

Wednesday, February 16th 2022

Singers Night: Miners Life in Tyneside. Songs & Anecdotes

A night of songs, anecdotes and stories of the mining life in the north east, the lives and their songs - and not forgetting the women folk!
Will Riddell is to join us in a Tyneside mining film project.

miner face worker

Past Guests and Theme Nights

Wednesday, November 17th 2021

Singers Night: Tynefolk Geordie Neet

Johnny Handle has agreed to join our regular singers to give us some of his Geordie gems. George Unthank will also join us to sing in his own distinctive style.

Geordie Neet Geordie Neet

Wednesday, November 3rd 2021

Singers Night SpookyTheme

Witches, Ghosts, and Guy Fawkes

Wednesday, October 20th 2021

Singers Night Theme

Ronnie Palmer May 1931 - August 2021


Ronnie at the black Bull celebrating his ninetieth birthday on May 5th 2021

Ronnie Palmer's singing and whistling was as individual as he was.

We wish to recognise his contribution to tynefolk and the folk scene in general.

If you feel able to sing one of Ronnie's songs during the evening, you would be most welcome.

And some of you will be sure to have memories of happy times in his company.

Wednesday, September 29th 2021

The Keelers

Tyneside Shanty Singers


George Unthank, Jim Mageean, Alan Fitzsimmons

In 1986 the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race came to Newcastle Quayside for the first time and Jim Mageean formed a shanty group to perform there. The Keelers are now in their 35th year together.

They are probably Britain's longest serving shanty group, a Tyneside based maritime group who have performed throughout the UK and Europe including several visits to Scotland.

They have broadened their repertoire to include many fine traditional and contemporary mining songs originating from their home ground in N.E. England.


Jim Mageean has compiled a collection of Sea Shanties he sings in three booklets : Sail Away, Haul Away, and Heave Away.

Each booklet is accompanied by a CD of Jim singing the shanties.

The price is £10 for each, which includes the CD.

Please contact us should you wish to purchase.