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 The Benedictine Social Centre, Glenluce Drive, Southfield Green,
CRAMLINGTON, Northumberland, NE23 6YA

Contact: Keith Taylor  01670 715106

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Christine & Jill

Chris Clarke

Dave & John

Doug Wood

Eric Sharp

Gerry Tapscott

Jimmy & Carol

Ken Cross

Mike Hughes

Noel Common

Peter Meek

Ray Derrick

Steve Scotland

Stewart Shackleton

Terry Fletcher


Mike Hughes

Mike sings traditional songs, and songs in the traditional style, mainly from Northumbria and Ireland. Songs about social justice crop up occasionally, as well as numbers on the quirks of human nature.

The late Ewan MacColl has always been one of his favourite writers and performers. More latterly, Colum Sands (and family) and Vin Garbutt have contributed to his repertoire. Regional artists such as the Keelers, the Wilsons, Pegleg Ferret have also played a part.

Mike also sings with the Tyneside Maritime Chorus.

Club Quotes

“Basso profundo with good humour in abundance”

“A fine tenor voice”

“Mike has a rich bass voice and plays guitar. He sings mainly Irish songs”

“Voice like a double bass in dropped D tuning”

“More at home with Geordie and traditional material”

“Powerful bass voice - should learn something Russian”

“How deep can a voice go? A great addition to the Folk Club, Mike is at home with traditional songs which he clearly loves. His enthusiasm rubs off on the audience”

“A good traditional songster with a powerful voice”.