The Keelers-George Unthank

 

 

 

 

George
George

 

George joined the group a couple of years after the others and brought with him new cultural horizons. He was a founder member of Redcar Long Sword Dancers who have performed at the Albert Hall! On moving to Tyneside in 1973, he helped form Addison Rapper and Clog Dancers, in which he is a leading light, often to be seen performing with a rubber duck. Also in 1973 he unfortunately fell in with a bad crowd in the backroom of the Baltic Hotel on the Quayside. The bad crowd fortunately later became the Keelers. George's love of the song and dance tradition has inspired him to write songs such as the "Greatham Sword Dance" about the Boxing Day sword dance and mummers play in which he has performed with Redcar Swords for over thirty years, and the superb "Tar barrel in Dale" celebrating the Allendale New Years' Eve ceremony at which most of the Keelers are nearly always present.

Oh, and by the way, yes he is the Unthanks' dad.