Benny Graham



No stranger to the festival, we welcome back once again the fantastic personality and voice that is Benny Graham.  Benny served his musical apprenticeship in the folksong clubs of North East England.


 There was no better place in the late 60's for a young singer to develop a love of the vast musical culture of the North East which takes in rural songs, Tyneside Music Hall and the music which grew from the heavy industries of coal, steel and ship building.  Benny has worked on many projects oever the years.  Most recently he has been on tour with the fantastic Pitmen Poets alonside Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Billy Mitchell.  It is a pleasure and an honour to have Benny with us again at the festival this year.