Song - accompaniment on concertina and piano - session tunes on fiddle - author and lecturer - producer of folk shows - sometime member of The Ranters - founder member of The Keelers





A couple of videos of me singing at the Bridge FC, just befoere Christmas 2017:

Doctor Mack

The Christmas Goose

New book - a biography of Johnny Handle.

This was launched at Strings Attached in Newcastle, and at Whitby Folk Week in August 2017.

If you missed both of these rather special events, divvent fret pet. You can buy it here.


I have converted some of the talks I have given in recent times to powerpoint files which are "stand alone", and can be downloaded free of charge. They include the following topics: Napoleonic Ballads, songs about Admiral Nelson, North East songs, and the tunes used for the song John Barleycorn.


Please click the "Talks Available" button above to access these



Pete Wood Folk Song and Music (sorry no dance)
Pete's book of the family, published August 2008, is available here

My new email address:


Pete's book of Napoleonic songs, July 2015, is available here