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 42nd 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 1st December 2014
Fourum performing outside Grinton Smelt Mill at the Swlaledale Festival with the late Bob Hattersley (2nd from right)
This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the legendary unofficial Christmas Day truce between the British and the German troops on one of the fronts in World War One. To commemorate this event Rod has written a song released by Fourum, accompanied by a children’s choir. You can order your own hard copy of this single by clicking on the PayPal icon above. The cost is £2.99 to include p&p. The CD is only available online, not from any store. The iTunes and Amazon download link should be available from Nov.24th or soon thereafter. You will need to search the libraries.
Please note that all profits from the distribution of this song will go the the rehabilitation work supported through
Help for Heroes
The evocative video for this song was created by Abi Gedye.
6th June 2015 - Swaledale Festival Venue to be announced
4th July 2015 - All Saints Church, Darlington Details to be announced
A Christmas Single from Fourum to support Help for Heroes
|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|