O lads, ye shud only seen us gannin', We pass'd the foaks upon the road just as they wor stannin';

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Johnny Handle

Johnny Handle is an English folk musician and singer. Starting as a skiffle player in 1957 he soon crossed into folk music both as a soloist and as a member of The High Level Ranters. His repertoire is heavily influenced by the traditional music of North East England and, in particular, songs about coal mining. He worked as a coal miner before becoming a musician. In 1958, with Louis Killen, he founded the Folksong and Ballad Club in the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle. He plays accordion, keyboards, banjo, whistle and the Northumbrian pipes.
[edit] Selected recordings

* The Collier Lad - 1975 (Topic 12TS270)
* She's A Big Lass - 1979 (EMI)
* Stottin Doon The Waal – 1963 -(Topic TOP78)
* Along The Coaly Tyne – (with The High Level Ranters) (Topic TSCD498)

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