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 21st August 2020
Fourum performing outside the Ice Cream Parlour in Reeth for ITV’s The Dales
Concerts for 2020
15th February - All Saints Church, Ravensdale Road, Darlington DL3 8DT - 7pm. Tickets £10 in aid of Darlington Town Mission. Please contact Brian Tyreman (07795 630712); Nick Auty (07817 665267) or Mary Drury (07881 982015)
18th March - West Burton - “Singing the Dales.. And Other Tales” - Due to the Coronavirus situation this event has been postponed.
21st March - Darlington 6th Form College, Vane Terrace, Darlington DL3 7AU - Due to the Coronavirus situation this event has been postponed.
23rd May - Swaledale Festival - Reeth - Due to the Coronavirus situation this event has been cancelled for this year.
The story of Fourum in a Podcast interview with Jim Jack for Yorkshire Radio you may be interested in..
Click here to hear it
Fourum performing outside Grinton Smelt Mill at the Swlaledale Festival with the late Bob Hattersley (2nd from right)
Grinton Smelt Mill at the Swlaledale Festival with the late Bob Hattersley (2nd from right)
|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|