THE PITMEN POETS. SATURDAY 1ST JUNE 2024. Lowdham Village Hall. 8PM


From Billy Elliot to Auf Wiedersehen Pet.  From When the Boat Comes In to The Likely lads.   Now be enthralled by THE PITMEN POETS

A NIGHT OF SONGS AND STORIES – Laced with North East Humour and Humanity.

Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell,  Warhorse Songman  Bob Fox,  Master of Tyneside song Benny Graham and Award winning songwriter Jez Lowe.

“Whoever’s idea to was to bring these four together for a show should be awarded a golf medal for services to music!”   Ed  Waugh, Theatre Critic

“Great evening of stories and wonderful voices” – Dave Borland, Folk Singer

“SHEER UTTER BRILLIANCE….” – Brian Coles, Gazette.

These four giants of the traditional and contemporary folk world will regale you  with brilliant songs, poetry and hilarious anecdotes about our coalmining tradition.
It’s done not from the perspective of former miners but from the sons of former miners; County Durham and Northumberland Baby Boomers able to “escape” life down the pit. Therefore this isn’t about patronising pitmen and their families; as the patter recalls, it’s about people who saw at first hand tin baths in front of the fire, outside netties, strikes and hard times.
Each one of the “poets” is a star in their own right but playing together the sum parts take the whole onto a different level.
Mitchell (guitar, mandolin and harmonica), Fox (guitar), Graham (accordion and a heaven-sent voice) and Lowe (guitar, cittern and  harmonica) wrap their words and storytelling in beautiful collective harmonies.
The songs are about celebrating the life of the mining villages, about working class community, about solidarity.

Whoever’s idea it was to bring these four together for a show should be awarded a gold medal for services to music.  Catch them on their national tour at The Sage Gateshead on Sunday, February 19.
Ed Waugh.

The Warthog Team went to see these guys in Loughborough and we had such an entertaining, laughter filled, evening of fabulous vocal harmonies and lovely poignant as well as funny songs.  We just had to bring them to Lowdham for you again.  I believe it’s their 2nd time here.


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