Jez Lowe and Benny Graham

Friday 20th May at 8pm (Doors and bar open at 7:30pm)

Jez Lowe

Jez Lowe has long been one of the UK‘s busiest folk performers, playing for audiences the world over, either solo, (with guitar, cittern and harmonica accompaniment), or with his band The Bad Pennies. Over the last couple of decades, the likes of Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Unthanks, Wizz Jones, The McCalmans, Mary Black, The Clancys and scores more have queued up to adopt his songs for their own repertoires.

The BBC Radio series ‘The Radio Ballads’ culminated in a live BBC Radio 2 broadcast In November 2018 to commemorate The Great War Centenary that featured Jez alongside the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and narrator Michael Morpurgo.

‘The best singer songwriter to come out of the UK for a long time’ - Richard Thompson.

Benny Graham

Benny Graham served his musical apprenticeship in the Folksong clubs of North East England. As a young singer he immersed himself in the vast musical culture of the North East: rural songs, Tyneside Music Hall and the music which grew from the heavy industries of coal, steel and ship building. Benny was the founder of ‘Pegleg Ferret’ and then joined one of Tyneside‘s premier theatre companies in what is now the Newcastle Playhouse from which his career as a singer, actor, songwriter and Stage and Production Manager flourished.

Most recently Jez and Benny got together with Bob Fox, and Billy Mitchell to perform the Pitman Poets, a touring show of songs and stories from the north east mining communities.

Tickets (£10) should be booked with Peter Burnham, preferably by email to . Alternatively telephone him on 01665 711388.

Where Are We

Warkworth Memorial Hall, 40 Castle Street, Warkworth, Northumberland, NE65 0UN. See Warkworth Memorial Hall website for directions.