Cramlington Folk Club
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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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Ray Derrick

Allan Savage

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


Born and bred in Cramlington. Started singing at the Bay Horse, Cramlington in 1967 (very talented for 3). Originally influenced by the Clancy Brothers (loved the jumpers). I have performed with The Northerners for over 40 years and my claim to fame was performing with the group on Opportunity Knocks in May 1971.

I now like to sing my own material mainly inspired by local heroes, culture and events. jiva kindly produced a CD for me which escaped and returned to the wild.

Club Quotes

“Lively self written songs mostly about local subjects, well played and sung. a great guy to start the night off”

“What you see is what you get! And what you get is fun. His songs, particularly those "wot he has wrote" sit an audience up in their seats. When he's on "nessun dorma"!”

“Powerful voice, cleverly written songs about the history of this area, interesting to listen to”

“I've known this man for 70 years and still got a lovely voice to listen to. He writes songs you can't stop listening to”

“Vertically challenged but huge on talent!”

“Great voice, great composer - and a nice feller too!”

“Entertains us with his lovely voice and his wealth of local historical knowledge which he puts in his songs”

Cramlington Folk Club - Ray Derrick Cramlington Folk Club - Ray Derrick