The Blaydon Races has been the anthem of Tyneside since it was
written by music hall performer George Ridley in 1862.
Most Geordies know this from the sung:
"O lads, ye should only seen us gannin,
We passed the foaks upon the road just as they were stannin:
Thor wes lots oí lads aní lasses there, all wií smiling faces.
Gan alang the Scotswood Road, to see the Blaydon Races."
In this edition, the full story is told with Jorge Lulić's
delightful drawings, for anyone with an interest
in the folk lore of the North East England.
Also on this series:
All books beautifully illustrated by artist Jorge Lulić and include lyrics and musical score
Jorge Lulić was born in Santiago, Chile but has lived most of his life in the United Kingdom where he become a British National in 1979. Jorge studied at the University of Durham in England from where he graduated as a Bachelor of Education with a teaching degree in Art and Design and Visual Communication in 1979. Jorge has an extensive career as a teacher and as a freelance artist. In addition to his interest in photography, Jorge is a keen oil and watercolour artist and illustrator of children's books. To find out more visit www.jorgelulic.com
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