Lovingly curated by Kathryn Tickell for Magnetic North East and featuring Kathryn Tickell, Bob Fox, The Unthanks, Superfolkus, Hannah Rickard and more (including Kathryn’s dad Mike!) this collection places traditional folk songs alongside new material. Thirteen tracks based around the River Tyne, ranging from the classic ‘The Water Of Tyne’ to the poignant innocence of The Unthanks singing ‘Canny Keel Lad’ to the jazz-inflected soulfulness of Hannah Rickard on ‘Song For A River At Night’. You don’t have to be a Geordie to love this album. It’s full of great songs and laid-back instrumentals. Stick this on and breathe in the cool clear air of Northumbria.
Magnetic North East CIC was formed in 2015 to celebrate and promote the identity of the North East of England through its music, arts, culture and heritage.