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Ray Derrick

Performing music has been part of my life for nearly 40 years. For most of that time I fronted The Northerners folk group, performing on several radio shows, together with an appearance on Opportunity Knocks. I was very talented at the age of 8, but eventually grew out of my Arran sweater!

In more recent years I have been pursuing a solo career - performing my own songs about mining, famous events, ships and local heroes. I was fortunate to win The Morpeth Gathering Songwriting Competition in 2004 and 2005. jiva encouraged me to make a CD of my songs, and in 2004 recorded me in their 'Blue Room'. The album, coupled with their professional artwork and presentation, has been very successful. If you'd like a CD (great value at ?.??) please contact me (see below) - I need the room in the garage!

I'm chuffed to hear that at least two of my songs, Carpathia and The Flying Scot are being sung regularly by others in the area. I'm also a member of Beeswing, a close harmony, a capella singing group based at the Bluestone Club in Old Hartley.

 Listen to Ray Derrick
Play 'George And Robert Stephenson' George And Robert Stephenson (full song)
Play 'Carpathia' extract Carpathia (extract)
Play 'It Comes And Goes' extract It Comes And Goes (extract)
Play 'Spring' extract Spring (extract)
The above are all written by Ray.
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