Pegleg Ferret

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Pegleg Ferret are Keith Pollard, Geoff Anderson and Benny Graham. They specialise in unaccompanied three-part harmony singing and lean towards material, which is either traditional or written in the traditional idiom. They have a bias towards industrial songs from the North-East of England but also perform a number of humorous songs. They were all in their teens when they first met and got to know each other through performing as solo singers around the local folk club circuit. During their time together they have performed both nationally and throughout Europe and appeared on record, television and radio. The band has sung at many major festivals including the national at Loughborough and Durham . Pegleg Ferret were the first guests to be booked at the renowned White Horse Folk Club in Beverley…better known as “Nellies” They recently sang at the Durham Miners Gala where the attendance was reported as being over 50,000 people. The Ferret recently played at the Whitby , Furness Traditions, Galloway, Lancaster Maritime, and Holmfirth Festivals. Apart from their own, their album credits include work with Johnny Collins, Jim Mageean and Bob Fox. They have sung with many well-known singers and performers such as Robin and Barry Dransfield, Roger Watson, Johnny Collins, Silly Wizard, Phil Cunningham and June Tabor. The impromptu appearances as “Matt Emulsion and the Decorators,” with some of the aforementioned artistes has been well received at several folk venues, including the National Festival.