Mighty Doonans

Song of the Day: Doonan Family Band ... I'll Tell Me Ma/Route 66

August 2021 update: The Doonan Family Band, the Doonans, the Mighty Doonans. Call them what you will, they've been a brilliant fixture of the folk scene for a long time. I look for pretty much any excuse to showcase them,... Read more →


Music from North Eastern England. Season two: Geordie Black and in search of a tune

One of the most popular series to appear at Salut! Live featured the songs and music of North-eastern England. It stretched to seven instalments but it was clear to me that there was scope for more. Bill Taylor, who like... Read more →


Cover Story: (64) Here's the Tender Coming. Mighty Doonans, Unthanks, Dave Burland or Frankie Armstrong

I have said often enough that the Cover Story series is not intended primarily as a competition but aims to alert readers to different treatments of the same songs and instrumentals. Inevitably, however, whether an item is written by me... Read more →