Return to Geordie Folk Songs

Future Geordie Folk Songs?


aka Busker

Could any of the following songs, sung by Geordie folk singer Ronnie Lambert, become future Geordie folk songs?

Ronnie, who is sadly no longer with us, was most famous for his iconic Geordie folk song “Coming Home Newcastle”.

Or what about the Mark Knopfler’s classic Why Aye Man or even Jimmy Nail & Sting Singing Water’s Of Tyne, could these become the most popular songs sung by Geordie folk in 50 to 100 years time?

Do you have one to suggest? add it in the comments box below and make it part of this page 🙂


Skip to comment form

    • Steven Rudd on August 7, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Cullercoats Bay by On Parole

    • john on June 3, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Wildhearts could work I think. Can punk be folk? I think so, ‘Geordie in Wonderland’

  1. May I point out that the Geordie Folksong, referred to is actually called “Coming Home Newcastle” as there is a more modern song called “Coming Home” which has no connection whatsoever with Geordies( see UTube). My name is George Ridley, but no connection that I know of to the composer of Blaydon Races Tyneside Anthem.

    1. Thanks for the correction George – I knew that of course , my bad 🙂 … By the way the other Ridley’s name first name was actually Geordie according to himself 😛 –

  2. I was born with coaldust in my veins, and seaspray on my skin…a spot of Geordie & Western

    • Chris Fairhurst on June 11, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Self Penned song about Shipbuilding on the Tyne.

  3. Tie The Boat Down

  4. On behalf of Siobhan Coogan

    Jez Lowe’s song about Jack Common is surely worth putting in folk songs list brilliant

    • Rachel on April 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    When I was little my granny (mothers gran) used to sing ‘The Water of Tyne’ to me.

    It’s one of my favourite songs still. I sing it to her now and she loves hearing it. she cries every time. 

    Here is a link to a choral version of Water Of Tyne, although I think its beautiful when its sang as an unaccompanied solo.

    I Hope you like it as much as I do xxx

    • John on April 4, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Sorry to see you don’t give a mention to one of the most iconic modern Geordie folk songs – “Sir Bobby’s Song”.

    Yup, I have a vested interest, I wrote it with my partner and I recorded and performed it.

    1. Good to see you put that right John, vested interest or not … brilliant song 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.