THE PITMEN POETS
TOURING IN 2016 & 2017
“An epic journey through the life and times of the people who made their living in the Northumberland and Durham coalfields. What a memorable night!”
The Pitmen Poets features four of North East England’s leading champions of its musical heritage:
Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe individually and collectively celebrating the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England's coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word, illustrated by atmospheric archive photography.