My lovely sister-in-law Maria is from the North East of England. She is of course a woman without a stain on her character, which is more than can be said for two of her compatriots.
"Elsie Marley" - The High Level Ranters
"Betsy Bell" - The Unthanks
You could argue that Betsy at least is more sinned against than sinning. That is certainly the case for this poor woman.
"The Fair Flower of Northumberland" - Dick Gaughan
There are any number of notable musicians from the North East we could have featured in the video clip today, but none more notable than the man born Brian Rankin in Newcastle on 28 October 1941. Belated happy 70th, Hank!