Celebrate this Golden year for Tinkers

The Oldham Tinkers
The Oldham Tinkers
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The Oldham Tinkers celebrate 50 years bringing music to the people of the North West this year, and local folk fans will be able to join the party next week.

Friends of Folk brings this celebrated outfit to Walmer Bridge Village Hall next Friday evening, October 23, for a night of music and song.

It was great news when the Oldham Tinkers said they would do this gig

FoF organiser Jim Minall said: “It was great news when the Oldham Tinkers said they would do this gig.

“They are firmly part of the musical heritage of the North West and maintain the Friends of Folk tradition of bringing the best in folk music to the Preston area.”

Over the decades The Oldham Tinkers have entertained audiences everywhere from intimate folk clubs to theatres and music festivals – even an appearance at a Royal Command Performance.

They have also enjoyed TV and radio appearances, and were recently featured on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe and they were once guests on the late John Peel Show.

Asked to describe their own music, the Tinkers are uncertain. Some people call it simply “folk”, but does that word sum it up?

A host of airs and lilts bequeathed by their family backgrounds, narrative songs, music hall, dialect songs and poetry, pub songs, daft songs, sincere songs, often sad.

Tickets £12 each, buy on-line at www.friendsoffolk.org.uk or contact Jim on 07971 243809.