The Clef & Cask (formerly The Hind) Dewley, Cramlington, NE23 6DT
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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.
“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 -
“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”.