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October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
On Wednesday 31 October we’ve got the legendary Benny Graham coming to the Ryburn Folk Club, all the way from the North-East! It will be a great evening of songs ranging from Shanties to Ballads, Music Hall to Showtime, and all delivered with humour and panache!
Hear Benny singing “Farewell Johnny Miner” HERE.
Benny Graham served his musical apprenticeship in the Folksong clubs of North East England. As a young singer he immersed himself in the vast musical culture of the North East: rural songs, Tyneside Music Hall and the music which grew from the heavy industries of coal, steel and ship building. Benny was the founder of “Pegleg Ferret” and then joined one of Tyneside’s premier theatre companies in what is now the Newcastle Playhouse from which his career as a singer, actor, songwriter and Stage and Production Manager flourished.
Most recently Benny got together with Bob Fox, Billy Mitchell and Jez Lowe to perform the “Pitman Poets”, a touring show of songs and stories from the north east mining communities. The show combines superb poetry and hilarious anecdotes about the North East coal mining tradition, music and rib tickling humour with a backdrop of images from the past and present.
CD’s: “Jack’s Listed i’th’98” (solo album), “The Pitman Poets Live” and “More Black Diamonds”.
Don’t miss this great night with Benny Graham at the Ryburn Folk Club on Wednesday 31 October.
The Ryburn Folk Club at The Malthouse, Rishworth, starts at 8.00pm sharp (tunes from the Pit Band 7.45pm). The evening has two halves, each with songs from our Residents and Regulars before the Guest’s set, with a short interval between.
Admission is £9 (£8 concessions).