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 16th October 2014
Fourum performing outside Grinton Smelt Mill at the Swlaledale Festival with the late Bob Hattersley (2nd from right)
3 CD Set - The Dales Collection
This is the definitive collection of Dales songs - every Allen Miller Dales song ever recorded by Fourum, including 3 new songs, 2 new instrumental arrangements and 13 tracks never previously available in digital format - 43 tracks in total.
Disc One: Around Richmond --- Disc Two: Around Swaledale --- Disc Three: Swaledale and Beyond.
Fourum’s Dales Collection - Now Available!
This is the long-awaited book to accompany the CD Set - The Dales Collection, containing detailed background information, photographs, illustrations and many of Bob Hattersley’s uniquely hand-drawn maps The book is in three parts, exactly as the CD Set, and every single song appears in its CD order, allowing the reader to follow the album from start to finish. All the lyrics accompany each song.
6th June 2015 - Swaledale Festival
Venue to be announced
4th July 2015 - All Saints Church, Darlington
CD Double Single out now!
A CD containing TWO of Rod Hall’s songs about the North East has now been released. Both songs have been well received by live audiences and are now available in studio versions on one CD.
|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|