Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom (1935 – present)
Johnny Handle (born on 15 March 1935 in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England) is an English folk musician and singer/songwriter. Starting as a skiffle player in 1957, he soon crossed into folk music both as a soloist and as a member of The High Level Ranters. His repertoire is heavily influenced by the traditional music of north-east England and, in particular, songs about coal mining. He plays accordion, keyboards, banjo, whistle and the Northumbrian pipes.
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