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GIG DIARY

The Pitmen Poets

Saturday 16th November 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Tickets
Full Price £20
U25s £10
Box Office:   01227 769075  
Book by Email HERE  
Book Online HERE

The Pitmen Poets

FROM BILLY ELLIOT TO AUF WIEDERSEHEN PET, FROM WHEN THE BOAT COMES IN - TO THE LIKELY LADS, NOW BE ENTHRALLED AND ENTERTAINED BY…THE PITMEN POETS

Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox, Benny Graham and Jez Lowe

A Night of Songs and Stories Laced with North East Humour and Humanity


Four giants of the traditional and contemporary folk world  - Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, Warhorse Songman Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe individually and collectively celebrating the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England's coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word. Expect to be regaled with brilliant songs, poetry and hilarious anecdotes about our coalmining tradition.

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. As Mitchell said, to balance things up, they'd sing songs written for and about the bosses and coal owners but there just aren't any!

 “Whoever's idea it was to bring these four together for a show should be awarded a gold medal for services to music. “
Ed Waugh 

"It was without a doubt one of the very best nights I have been to in 50 years of concert going"
Dave Burland

"Yes the best show I have seen in years, brilliant!"
Marjorie Stirk

"See these boys before they become extinct!"
David Attenborough


www.thepitmenpoets.co.uk

- Date Added 19/11/2019