Cinema Release Nov 2010 / DVD Release April 2011
RT: 82 mins / Extras 80 mins inc. 60 mins of concert footage
"Vin is a one off. He is local and totally global. He is very serious and absolutely hilarious. It was a unique and important cultural story from Teesside that I had to document. What I didn't expect was to discover that, by bizarre coincidence, I had a personal connection to a key chapter of the story"C.H.
Vin Garbutt is a legend of English folk music. His trademark blend of traditional reels, passionate protest songs and zany patter has won him legions of fans across the world. And he has achieved this, not with any major backing or media profile but with non-stop touring and word of mouth.
Now, after 40 years on the road, Vin’s unique story is told in this definitive documentary. Filmed in Australia, Malaysia, Canada, Europe and his native North East, it combines scenes at home, on the road and in the studio with rare archive footage and candid interviews. ‘Teesside Troubadour’ is typically Vin - fascinating, philosophical and funny!
2007-2010: In Production & On the Road...
Australia, Malaysia, Canada, Holland, Belgium, London, Belfast and Teesside.
14th AUGUST 2010: ROUGH CUT PREMIERE
@ SALTBURN FOLK FESTIVAL
Around 100 attended the Rough Cut preview at this years Folk Festival in Saltburn. The film is now 99% complete.
A folky dragon's den Q&A followed which was very interesting. Thanks to all who attended and took part. The finished film wil be launched at Cineworld
in the coming months - all being