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Johnny Handle

Johnny Handle has been played on NTS shows including The NTS Guide to…, with The Blackleg Miners first played on 9 October 2021.

Johnny Handle (born on 15 March 1935 in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England) is an English folk musician and singer/songwriter. Starting as a skiffle player in 1957, he soon crossed into folk music both as a soloist and as a member of The High Level Ranters. His repertoire is heavily influenced by the traditional music of north-east England and, in particular, songs about coal mining. He plays accordion, keyboards, banjo, whistle and the Northumbrian pipes.

In 1958, with Louis Killen, he founded the…

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The Collier's Rant
Louis Killen, Johnny Handle, Colin Ross
Topic Records1962
The Collier's Rant
Louis Killen, Johnny Handle, Colin RossTopic Records1962
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Derwentwater's Farewell
Louis Killen, Johnny Handle, Colin Ross
Topic Records1968
Derwentwater's Farewell
Louis Killen, Johnny Handle, Colin RossTopic Records1968
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The Collier Lad
Johnny Handle
Topic Records1975
The Collier Lad
Johnny HandleTopic Records1975
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The Blackleg Miners
Louis Killen, Johnny Handle, Colin Ross
Topic Records1968
The Blackleg Miners
Louis Killen, Johnny Handle, Colin RossTopic Records1968
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