The popular North East folk group Fourum is returning to its roots by appearing at Hummersknott Academy on Saturday 13th October 7 pm in a Golden Jubilee Celebration Concert. The event is to help fundraising for Hummersknott Badminton Club’s next international tour.

Fourum emerged as a group of young staff from Hummersknott School who supported and then ran a folk club set up by students in 1972. The band has been entertaining audiences ever since with their own special brand of music and humour. Two of the founding members, Allen Miller and Jim Jack make up half of the current line-up, joined by Rod Hall and Sandy Still. Bob Hattersley, who was  a founding member, sadly died of kidney cancer in December 2010.

Fourum are best known for their unique evocative songs, composed by group member Allen Miller, portraying the characters, history and legends of the North Yorkshire Dales, – but their repertoire also includes traditional Scottish, Irish and Tyneside music.

Now in their 47th year of singing, the group is still going strong and their passion for making music and telling stories is undiminished, as is evidenced by the appreciative response of audiences wherever they play.

As well as helping to raise funds for the Club’s next major foreign tour, organisers are seeing this as a unique opportunity for former staff and students of Hummersknott School and anyone else who knows them to get together again in the 50th anniversary year of Hummersknott’s founding as a comprehensive school.

  • Saturday 13th October 7pm at Hummersknott Academy, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington DL3 8AR
  • For tickets £8 (Concessions £5) and further details, email