News & Gigs



  • Oct 22: 'Our Streets Are Numbered' at Musicport Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN
  • Nov 24: Gala Folk Concert in aid of DAR The Travellers Rest 2 West Auckland Rd, DL3 9ER Darlington, Co Durham
  • Nov 27: 'Giving Up the Ghosts' Premier New Vic Theatre, Etruria Rd, Newcastle ST5 0JG 01782 717962


Ribbon Road at Ghostlabs

Brenda and Geoff again with photographer Carl Joyce, are joining in with Manchester Metropolitan University's work into social haunting titled Ghostlabs. they will be working with poet Andrew McMillan, winner of the Guardian First Book Award.

The Ghostlabs are being held in Horden, Seaham, and probably Sunderland (or Willington) in Co Durham, and Rochdale (2) and Hyde in the North West.

Brenda will be writing 5 new song pieces which will be made into 'video ballads' with films by Carl, performed by Ribbon Road

New CD and DVD 'Our Streets Are Numbered' released 9th November

Our new CD/DVD contains 10 brand new songs from Brenda and (on the DVD) 10 films by young North East photographer Carl Joyce.

'Our Streets Are Numbered' is the result of Brenda, Geoff and Carl's time as Artists in Residence in Durham University Geography Dept. researching life in ex-colliery streets in Horden, Co. Durham.

In this ex-mining area it is easy to see the results of lack of investment coupled with the government housing policies over the years. They are called The Numbered Streets because they have no names, just numbered from 1 - 13, 14th Street is the cemetery.