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SUNDAY FOR SAMMY 2012. I have enjoyed the dvds that I have brought from you not only this week - Sunday For Sammy 2012 which I received this morning and have watched and enjoyed tonight but also previous Sunday for Sammy dvds in 2008 and 2006 as well as Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne And The Tall Ships 2005 - I have enjoyed them all and may It continue hence why I have now ordered Sunday for Sammy 2004 and 2010. Shelley B
SUNDAY FOR SAMMY 2012. I have just finished watching it, really enjoyed it. Hats off to Tim and his colleagues. Andrew P
SUNDAY FOR SAMMY 2012. Many thanks for sending me the Sunday for Sammy DVD so quickly. This is a highly entertaining, amusing and well produced DVD. In addition, the three fantastic songs performed by the excellent Joe McElderry make it essential viewing for his many fans. Jo O
Alex Glasgow - Northern Drift & Joe Lives My CD of Northern Drift and Joe Lives! arrived this morning - many thanks for the speedy service, it's much appreciated. Many years ago I had a LP version of Joe Lives! and really enjoyed John Woodvine's performance. Sadly, somewhere along the way in various house moves and de-clutterings it went astray and I thought it was gone for good. I had not been able to find a new copy in any format anywhere. But just the other day I was prompted to do a new Google search for John Woodvine and Joe Lives! and found your firm and all your marvellous material, and there it was, hence my order. I am very pleased to have a fresh new copy of Joe Lives! It's playing now as I type this message. I'm trying not to sing along too loud... As an expat-Geordie I'll be coming back for more of your recordings. Best regards Alan T
Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne DVD's received today. Have just spent the most amazing time watching, singing, crying, laughing. best few quid ever spent. Bought the other one for my Mothers 84th birthday present which is a couple of days after Christmas. Just hope she has enjoyed it as much as me. Sure she will. Thanks Catherine H
Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne Watched the DVD last night, it was the best entertainment we have seen for years; it beats the modern stuff by miles. Thank you. Alan E
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The Owen Brannigan Story DVD Sir, 79years, ex-geordie, ex GP, may I say how much I enjoyed your DVD about Owen Brannigan. The accompanist interviewed was superb. But why no mention of Ernest Lush? Their "Friday Night" recitals were superb. Clever, witty, superbly professional, etc. Regards, James B

Alwinton Show

Now the summer was gittin' on, and everybody was aglow,
At the thowt o' gannin' up Coquet ti the great Al'inton Show.
The work for the show starts orly in the year,
When a meetin' is held ower a pint o' good beer.
The Committee an' workers are the same aad faces,
There's farmers an' hairds from aa' the hill places.
Now, as summer slides away, times gittin' near,
Ti open the gates o' the Show o' the Year.

The mornin' starts orly, aboot half-past eight,
Wi' not a cloud in the sky an' the sun shinin' bright.
Then the wagons started comin' wi' aal the pack sheep,
An' the dog trial got started, wi' Bob Frazer an' Sweep.
The big tent started fillin' wi' aal different stuff,
But the judges would please some, an' others they wad huff.

The sheep pens were full an the judgin' was sae hard
Wi' every class at its best an' the winners got a reed card.
Alwin Bland browt his good ewe an' won the Big Cup,
But Jimmy Herdman was close behind wi' his grand owld tup.
There was trade stands an' smaal tents all ower the place.
An everybody waas gittin' ready for the Great Hill Race.

Now they started the Hoond Trail after the hill race was done,
An' the men were comin' oot the pubs ti join in the fun.
Now in the big ring there was sports of aal kind;
There was jumpin' and wrestlin' an' owt mair they could find.
The hoppins were there an' gannin' at full swing,
An' up in the pub they were startin' ti sing.

There was three cheers for Bobby Dixon,
Cause he's everybody's friend,
An the Pipe band waas playin'
Ti bring the show tiv an end.
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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 ...