The Band

The Band Members




The Band

Backshift is a folk group based in Washington, Tyne & Wear. It comprises Terri and Eric Freeman, Ken Tonge and Colin Irvine. The band was formed some fifteen years ago, originally as DLFC Athletic and more recently under its current name.

Terri and Eric run the Davy Lamp Folk Club, Washington, at which Ken and Colin are residents, along with a number of other fine singers.

Backshift have featured at folk clubs and festivals throughout the region. See them this year at Saltburn Folk Festival.

For bookings please contact Terri or Eric on 01207 284204. Alternatively, all band members may be emailed at their


Over the years the band has made a number of CDs, collectively and individually.

Further information about our CDs, including track listings, sample sound-bites and details of how CDs may be purchased, can be found on our CDs page here .

Our thanks go to Ron Angus at Studio One, who recorded and produced most of the above albums.