Byker Hill: Collier Lads For Ever More (Now with Trombones!)

"Byker Hill" is an English folk song about coal miners in Newcastle; and not coincidentally, my eldest came to me a couple of days ago and asked if I'd buy a particular recording of it for him. That recording is by a group called the Cottars, of which I know nothing except that they do a really good "Byker Hill":It's sung to several tunes, the but the one I first encountered is a rather frenetic folk-rock version with klezmer influences by Boiled in Lead, which alas doesn't appear to be … [Read more...]