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Johnny Handle


  Johnny Handle Johnny Handle founded the Folksong and Ballad Club in Newcastle's Bridge Hotel with Louis Killen in 1958. He's recorded many albums, both with the High Level Ranters and as a solo musician and singer. He plays accordion, keyboards, banjo, whistle and the Northumbrian pipes.

In 1999, Johnny was engaged by the Northumbria Anthology as researcher and compiled an impressive collection of songs from many sources.

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Johnny Handle JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
A collection of mainly traditional songs from Northumberland commissioned by the Northumbria Anthology, celebrating the shepherd's year, the sailor's life and the bustle of town communities including 'Adam Buckham' mixed in with a few of Johnny's own compositi...
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Songs

Ye're Gannin' Te Be A Keelman  TALL SHIPS RIVERS AND SEA
The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade  TALL SHIPS RIVERS AND SEA
Sunderland Oak  TALL SHIPS RIVERS AND SEA
Stottin' Doon The Waall  FROM TYNE TO TWEED
Ye're Gannin' Te Be A Keelman  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
Sunderland Oak  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
The Tyneside Tattooist  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
Danny's  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
The College Valley Hunt  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
Superstitious Sally  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
Drunken Bella Roy  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
I Drew My Ship Into A Harbour  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
Johnny The Plashetts Caller  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
Alwinton Show  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
He's Got Them On The Run  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
Halty Saterda' Morn  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
The Hexham Mart  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
The Roman Waall Show  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
In Our Town  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
Adam Buckham  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
The Auld Rag Shop  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
Kilhope Moor  JOHNNY HANDLE AND THE HIGH LEVEL RANTERS - NORTHUMBRIAN JOURNEY
I Drew My Ship Into A Harbour   BERWICK FAIR - Songs of North Northumberland
The College Valley Hunt   BERWICK FAIR - Songs of North Northumberland
The Canny Shepherd Laddies   ROTHBURY RACES - Songs of Mid Northumberland
Rothbury Races   ROTHBURY RACES - Songs of Mid Northumberland
Alwinton Show   ROTHBURY RACES - Songs of Mid Northumberland
The Collier Lad   THE MORPETH LODGINGS - Songs of South Northumberland
The Auld Rag Shop   THE MORPETH LODGINGS - Songs of South Northumberland
In Our Town   THE HEXHAMSHIRE LASS - Around Tynedale
The Hexham Mart   THE HEXHAMSHIRE LASS - Around Tynedale
The Country Schoolmaster   THE HEXHAMSHIRE LASS - Around Tynedale
King Crispin  THE HEXHAMSHIRE LASS - Around Tynedale
Hogg and Foster's Race  Gannin' to Blaydon Races! - The Songs of George Ridley
Chambers  Gannin' to Blaydon Races! - The Songs of George Ridley
Stephenson Monument  Gannin' to Blaydon Races! - The Songs of George Ridley