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Future Geordie Folk Songs?

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aka Busker

Could any of the following songs sung by Geordie folk singer Ronnie Lambert, who was most famous for his iconic Geordie folk song “Coming Home Newcastle”, become future Geordie folk songs?

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 🙂

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  1. john

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FwQLjMPucY

  2. George Ridley

    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. Geordie H

      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 😛 – http://howaythelads.com/geordieridley/

  3. Dave Bradley

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

  4. Chris Fairhurst

    Self Penned song about Shipbuilding on the Tyne.

  5. John Lewis

    Tie The Boat Down

  6. Geordie H

    On behalf of Siobhan Coogan

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

  7. Rachel

    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

  8. John

    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. Geordie H

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

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