The Pitmen Poets 2017

Fri 20 Jan

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Pitmen Poets

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The Pitmen Poets return to celebrate the songs, humour, and culture of theNorth East England’s coal mining tradition, bringing together four of the region’s leading champions of its musical heritage.

Ex-Lindisfarne singer and writer Billy Mitchell, songman from London’s West End musical Warhorse, Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Folk Awards-nominee songwriter Jez Lowe – individually and collectively The Pitmen Poets.

With archive footage and photographs, this is a journey through the centuries of a once-great industry, from the songs that saw it thrive and dominate, to those that saw its demise and the resulting aftermath.

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