Matthew Wilson

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Aye-up, I’m nowt but a young whipper-snapper from Newcastle upon Tyne, with a passion for trad music and folk song. It’s a family thing!

Both grandparents on my mum’s side have always been musical and they brought me up in a very musical environment. They’re both no longer with us, sadly, but it seems their music has passed to me… So I spend a lot of time in singarounds, collecting folk songs (especially local Geordie ones) and playing in trad sessions ~ Irish trad being my main drive. I play my Grandpa, Andrew Knight’s Wheatstone English Concertina, which I’ve become self-taught on. I also love playing the penny whistle.