Welcome to Fourum’s web site. In these pages you will find everything you want to know about this popular North East Folk Group who have been entertaining audiences since 1972 with their own special brand of music and humour. Fourum are best known for their unique evocative songs, composed by group member Allen Miller, portraying the characters, history and legends of the North Yorkshire Dales, - but their repertoire also includes traditional Scottish, Irish and Tyneside music. Fourum have appeared on local and national radio and television , as well as in folk clubs, theatres, village halls and outdoor venues at home and abroad. Now in their 47th year of singing together, the group is still going strong and their passion for making music and telling stories is undiminished, as is evidenced by the appreciative response of audiences wherever they play. In 2013 they were also featured in the 3rd Series of ITV’s The Dales.
Site last updated 13th November 2018
Fourum performing outside Grinton Smelt Mill at the Swlaledale Festival with the late Bob Hattersley (2nd from right)
Having had three most enjoyable concerts in eight days at the start of October, sorry to have to let you know that Jim is booked for some surgery in late November/early December which will then require a convalescent period of 8-10 weeks. Unfortunately, this affects ticketed 'concert' performances booked in Ripon, Leyburn, Darlington and Richmond between now and the end of February. We have discussed this with organisers and as a group and decided that, for clarity for all, all of these will be postponed. In every case, organisers are keen that we re-arrange for later in the year.
New dates will be published when we are back to 'capacity'. Apologies to all concerned; these things happen
from time to time. We are looking forward to appearing at the Swaledale Festival again on the first Saturday in June in Reeth - and to popping up in a delayed fashion at the venues fixed for this winter. We will keep you posted.
1st June - Swaledale Festival - Reeth - venue TBA- 4-5pm
|The Early Years|
|The Middle Years|
|The Later Years|
|Gunnerside Gill- Remembered|
|Singing The Dales|
|Folk with Fourum: In Concert|
|The Dales Revisited|
|The Making of Swaledale|
|The Drummer Boy of Richmond|
|The Dales Collection|
|Rod Songs 1|
|Prices and Ordering|