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Abstract

Bob Fox has been performing as a folk musician since the early 1970s, when he first started playing in the folk clubs of northeast England. He then came to national and international notice as a result of a collaboration with Stu Luckley. Labelled “the progressive dynamic duo” by Melody Maker, the two parted company in 1982 and since then Fox has worked as both a solo artist and as a member of bands. During the 1990s, along with his great friend Benny Graham, he developed a songs/slide show that remembers the coal mining communities of Durham and Northumberland. This led to the CD How Are You Off For Coals, a compilation of mining songs. Bob possesses one of the best folk-singing voices in England and he evokes the world of the miners and, in general, the songs of the northeast, with power and clarity.

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