Writings

Here’s where I’ve gathered my writings. There’s poems, rants, news – some current and some from the archives …

Thank Goodness It’s Folk Podcast

Posted on April 22, 2016
Category :News
In case you missed it, here’s Ray on Sheffield Live’s Thank Goodness It’s Folk this morning. Click here for podcastRead More

Karl Hurst

Posted on April 16, 2016
Category :News
That lovely photo of Ray on the cover of Umpteen was taken by Sheffield photographer, Karl Hurst. It’s a beautiful image that captures the very essence of Ray. If you’d like to see more of Karl’s work, you can visit his website.Read More

Album News

Posted on April 16, 2016
Category :News
So … the new CD’s released on 27th May. You can order it now from The No Masters website. Officially they won’t get sent out until the middle of May, but I think they might get put in the post a little earlier than that.Read More

Taking Stock of Joseph Locke

Posted on April 16, 2016
Category :Community Archive, Poems
Joseph Locke had lots of brains He made a fortune from railway trains. Sheffield born and Barnsley bred Joseph Locke became, it’s said, As famous as Stephenson or Watt Or Isambard Kingdom Brunel, though not Remembered these days half so well As Barnsley yarners are quick to tell Railway linesRead More

Don’t Knock Wath, Cock

Posted on April 16, 2016
Category :Community Archive, Poems
Don’t knock Wath cock, don’t knock Wath There’s always people who want to knock Wath Mardy-arsed knockers, trying to put the mockers On anything positive, progress blockers With long faces – some of them are shockers With language worse than Darfield dockers Don’t knock Wath cock, don’t knock Wath There’sRead More