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Mike McGrother presents

The Wild Rover's Valley of Tees

Mike ‘The Wild Rover’ McGrother returns to ARC to present an intimate concert of songs and stories inspired by his beloved Teesside – its people, its river and, in Mike’s words, his "musical dad’, the late, great Vin Garbutt.

The first part of the evening will combine songs Mike himself has penned - influenced by people and places he has encountered in this, his own 50th year. Crafted with observational commentary and poetic reflection, prepare for the usual roller-coaster of musical emotion that his Wild Rover shows are renowned for. Anyone who has attended Raise a Glass; Joe’s Speakeasy; 1245 Sunflowers events, or community Pub Operas will know that a good stash of tissues are often essential!

After a short interval, Mike will return with his own interpretation of the songs written and made famous by one of Teesside’s greatest musical exports, Vin Garbutt. Vin sadly passed away in 2017 but his influence on the local, national and international folk music scene was immense and will never be surpassed. Mike and Vin collaborated on a number of joyful occasions – the last here in ARC - and tonight we will all remember Vin through song and toast to the very best Teesside Troubadour.

Photo by ENA Photography

Book Tickets

Sat 23 Nov

8pm

Today's Price:
£10 + £0.10 booking fee

Seating:
Unreserved