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Richard Grainger is a singer from the Teesside tradition who started singing in Middlesbrough and then Stockton Folk Clubs, became a member of the Teeside Fettlers, leaving three years later to pursue a solo career in 1986. Since then he has produced 14 albums and performed around the world. His latest tour has taken him to Australia and New Zealand, Germany and other dates in the UK. He is known for his songs of Teesside and Yorkshire and in recent years has produced a number of musical plays. He is an avid champion of folk music, a accomplished guitarist, and a prolific songwriter, with many of his songs widely sung by other artists.
Chris Parkinson has teamed up with Richard since 1993, with breaks here and there, as their careers have taken different paths. Chris is a former member of the popular House Band , with whom he travelled the world, touring mainly in the USA. He is an accordion ‘guru’ having played with many others including John Kirkpatrick, Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Norma Waterson and the Eiza Carthy Band. Richard and Chris first recorded together on the album ‘Thunderwood' in 1994 and as recently as 2015 on the acclaimed ''Hard Road To Prospect Hill’. He is well known as a musician of the highest order.
Together they will being playing from Richard's repertoire of original songs and Chris’s tunes…prepare for lift off! www.richard-grainger.com
Singer songwriter and interpreter of traditional material, touring worldwide. With many albums to his credit, he is well known for his songs of Northern England and Maritime Songs which have ben covered by many folk and acoustic artists. His musical plays include Eye of the Wind (the tale of the explorer James Cook); The Journey Home - a rewrite of Homer's Odyssey and The Moorland Whalers - the story of the Yorkshire Whaling Industry. His recent album, Hard Road To Prospect Hill was included in FRUK's 'Best Folk Albums of 2015'.
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Multi-instrumentalist folk musician. He has worked and performed with many of the top names, including Ralph McTell, Norma Waterson, Martin Simpson and Billy Connolly. He is also a member of The House Band and The Notting Hillbillies. A musician of choice.
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Middlesbrough Town Hall
- Albert Road
- TS1 1LP