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June 07, 2007

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Bert Draycott at Bridge Folk Club
BY: Rachel Peacock
Fri Mar 5, 2004 17:52

This month's composers club - which meets monthly at the Bridge pub in Newcastle - features Bert Draycott.

Bert was a miner for most of his life, working both at the coal face and later progressing to the position of deputy. Bert is perhaps best known for performing songs relating to pit life, collecting material from fellow workers and often writing his own songs. He is also a renowned player of the spoons and has held the title of World Champion Spoons Player for a number of years.

In addition, Composers Club regulars the High Level Ranters and Benny Graham will be performing.

The composers club is on Wednesday 10th March. The show starts at 8pm, and entrance is £3.

The FARNE archive contains 28 sound recordings by Bert Draycott, recorded in the 1970s and held now in their original format at the Beamish Museusm. Search the Archive to find them.


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