North by North East

North by North East – 1972

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Mike Donald Folk Musician

1. Land of The Pennine God
2. The Boatman’s Song
3. Trying to Settle Myself Down
4. Going Down to Baytown
5. Geordie Lad
6. Nevison
7. Travelling the Newcastle Way
8. Tinker
9. Duke’s Level
10. Roseberry Topping
11. Doug The Bug
12. Going Home

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Mike Donald Folk Singer on YouTube

Mike Donald Skipton Folk Singer

Contributors

Mike Donald – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
• Bob Siddall – Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass
• Brain Murray – Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Drums
• Angela Penketh – Piano, Backing Vocals
• Bob Fraser – Backing Vocals
• Pete Bethell – Acoustic Guitar
• Alan Green – Producer and recorded by
• John Edenbrow – Sleeve Photos

Sleeve Notes

Mike Donald was a professional salesman – a fact he made good use of in these songs. He was born in Scunthorpe and Educated in Hull, and worked for an educational publishing concern in Leeds. For ten years Mike clocked up 40,000 miles per year selling confectionery, washing machines and audio-visual equipment. Mike visited most towns and villages between the Midlands and the Scottish border, and entertained in Workings Men’s Clubs, Folk Clubs, hotels, churches, on ferryboats on the Humber, and even on specially chartered trains to Wales and Scotland, as well as radio and TV. His musical background was varied, with experience in Skiffle, Rock and Rhythm and Blues groups and dance bands.

Mike used his Yorkshire upbringing and wide musical background to produce his own material, which he described as “not quite folk”; this was his third record. He lived in Skipton, North Yorkshire – ‘Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’ and passed away in 1984 at the age of 41.

Record Label

Galliard – A Folk label, from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Galliard started issuing records in 1969; it managed more than twenty issues before expiring, which it appears to have done c.1975. Most of its records were albums but there were at least four singles among them.

Tracks

1. Land of The Pennine God – Written by Mike Donald
2. The Boatman’s Song – Written by Mike Donald
3. Trying to Settle Myself Down – Written by Mike Donald
4. Going Down to Baytown – Written by Mike Donald
5. Geordie Lad – Written by Mike Donald and Roger Chappell
6. Nevison – Written by Mike Donald and Roger Chappell
7. Travelling the Newcastle Way – Written by Mike Donald
8. Tinker – Written by Mike Donald and Roger Chappell
9. Duke’s Level – Written by Mike Donald
10. Roseberry Topping – Written by Mike Donald
11. Doug The Bug – Written by Mike Donald and Roger Chappell
12. Going Home – Written by Mike Donald Roger Chappell

Info

• Label – Galliard ‎– GAL 4020
• Format – Vinyl, LP
• Country – UK
• Released – 1972
• Genre – Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
• Style – Folk

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