Monthly Archives: February 2017

Our Next Meeting Monday 6 March 2017, 7 p.m. in the Hindmarsh Hall

Press Gangs in the North East

“Old English” – Al and Pauline Giles with Pete Cryer

Folk Singers of Traditional English Songs

Old English are based in the North East of England.  They have a wide repertoire of songs, arranged by Pete, for three voices, accompanied by a mixture of guitar, Northumbrian small pipes and whistle, along with percussion.

Their talk, illustrated with songs of the time and a slide show, will be on the history of the Press Gang in the North East of England, mainly in the 18th & 19th centuries

Monthly competition – a Spring photo

We enjoyed the presentation very much from a talented and well prepared group.