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The Pitmen Poets

A Night of Songs and StoriesPavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

The industrial and coal mining heritage of the North East of England will be celebrated in song, storytelling and humour when four legends of the folk music scene join forces.

The Pitmen Poets features ex-Lindisfarne singer Billy Mitchell, award winning songwriter Jez Lowe, distinguished singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox (who played the Song Man in the West End and world tour production of War Horse) and Tyneside song connoisseur, Benny Graham.

All four members of the group were brought up in the shadow of the colliery with their fathers and grandfathers working long days and nights at the coalface. Not surprisingly, their experiences and memories are represented in their songs, stories, and poetry including The Pitman’s Dream, These Coal Town Days and Black Diamonds.

An evening laced with North East humour and humanity. 

“ 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, Theatre Critic

“Sheer utter brilliance”

Brian Coles, Gazette
  • Price: £26.50