Poetry and music from Upper Coquetdale

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James Tait

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James Tait

James Tait is the son of a farmer born at Barrowburn in the beautiful Coquet Valley within the Cheviot Hills.

Barrowburn itself is famed for the great tune The Barrowburn Reel written by Addie Harper of Wick when he visited these scenic surroundings on a band trip here in 1973, so it is no surprise that James’ childhood in such a musically inspiring place has led him to becoming a very fine musician indeed.

As well as being a talented musician, James also writes and performs poetry, written in the dialect of the Coquet valley.


From the Coquet Valley

Reque eligendi pericula an vel

Meis dolorum et vis, pro dicant partiendo complectitur ad. Mel ei inani posidonium mediocritatem, ne eos summo graece. Essent possim disputando sea cu, eu menandri recusabo scripserit.


In the dialect of the Upper Coquet

Live performance

Solo piano and up to five piece band


James composes and records his own music which evokes the spirit of Northumberland, and the Coquet Valley in particular


James’ poetry is written in the dialect of Upper Coquetdale

Live Performance

James performs as a solo pianist for restaurants, weddings, etc. and in anything from a two-piece to a five piece band as part of the Paul Capaldi Ceilidh band