Scroggy Bank at Beamish

Weird and Wonderful Place Names

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Travelling around you come across some weird and wonderful place names. Most of the time we we don’t spare more than passing thought, but sometimes places can really get to you. This photograph to the right has the name of Scroggy Bank. (I’ve no idea where the name comes from.) It is actually one of [...]

Bricks from many different yards in the same wall

Bricking it

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They’re all around us, but most of us never really notice them. Made from material taken straight out of the ground the humble brick has come a long way since man first decided to use a clay mix to build, long before the Romans occupied Britain. My ‘local’ brickworks, if you can have such a [...]

Honister Pass in the Lake District on the Keswick side

Autumnal Tones in the Honister Pass

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It’s one of my favourite places in the Lake District. The Honister Pass. It’s an ideal mix of the ancient landscape, contrasting with the Honister Slate Mine. One really does compliment the other. On a bright autumnal day you get to see all the different shades that nature has to offer. A rich mix of [...]

Riding Side Saddle

Wolsingham Show

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Wolsingham is a town in Wear Valley, in western County Durham in the north east of England. It is the type of place you can drive through on the A689 in a matter of minutes, but if you do, you will miss out on sampling a very active local community, full of the type of [...]

Season 2 Coming Soon – but I need your help

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Over the hiatus, I have received a number of emails asking when the next episode is coming out. Well, as a direct result of this, I have decided to put the effort in to restart production however, I need your help. I need you to ask musicians, management companies and promoters to get in touch [...]

CC#8 – It’s been too long

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Well it’s been way too long since the last show hasn’t it. If you have remained subscribed, thank you for your continued support. As ever, we’ll try to keep you fed with the best in new and old style podsafe country music. Oh and don’t forget to keep your suggestions coming in for songs and [...]

CC#7 – Back in the saddle

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Great to be back in the saddle after a very busy April. I’ve picked up six great songs for you from a range of artists from the UK, US and Canada. Keep your suggestions coming in for songs and artists and please also let me know about any Country Music websites or gigs and shows [...]

CC#6 – A little later than hoped.

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Thanks to Jay from the Jaycast for the first recommendation as well as Herman and Joan for pointing us towards Hudson Valley Music in New York State. Keep your suggestions coming in for songs and artists and please also let me know about any Country Music websites or gigs and shows near you. Thanks for [...]

CC#5 – From Yorkshire and Beyond

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We start off today in deepest South Yorkshire in England (can it get more country?) and then head over to the East coast of the US. Bouncing across to the west coast of the USA we come back east via good old Kentucky. Keep your suggestions coming in for songs and artists and please also [...]