Tim Barker


Label: Loose Records and Music

Music genre: Spoken Word

Tim Barker is primarily an actor, born in Cumbria and a life-long supporter of Carlisle United. He was performing in “Twelfth Night” on tour in Moscow when he learnt that United had won promotion to the top flight of the Football League.

His theatre work includes appearances in the West End and in Repertory throughout England from Shakespeare to farce and pantomime to melodrama. At the Edinburgh Festival he produced his own one-man show “Shakespeare, the Good Beer Guide”, based on the collection of poems “Shakespeare for Shepherds”.

Many television appearances include “Dr Who”, “Coronation Street”, “Inspector Morse” and “All Creatures Great and Small”. Films include “A Month in the Country”, “Morons from Outer Space” and “Calendar Girls”.

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Tim Barker – “Shakespeare for Shepherds”

Year: 2000

Format: Cassette

Description: Shakespeare’s plots vaguely explained in lakeland dialect verse.

  1. King Lear
  2. Hamlet
  3. Romeo and Juliet
  4. Richard III
  5. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  1. Canny Cummerlan
  2. A Cumberland Dream
  3. Any Geraniums?
  4. A Laal Bit O’ Money
  5. Madame Jane
  6. Aw Maks
  7. King Roger
  8. What use’ to be lang sen
  9. Ower T’meun
  10. Reed Robin
  11. Robin Redbreast
  12. The Green Woodpecker Bubblen Ower
  13. Laal Stephen
  14. Nobbut Me
  15. Tom Linton
  16. The Cumberland Farmer

Tim Barker – “Looking good we’re (Carlisle United)”

Year: 1974

Format: 7″ Vinyl

Description: Tim Barker and the Carlisle United Singers. Recorded after Carlisle United gained promotion to Division 1 for the first time in their history.

  1. Looking good we’re (Carlisle United)
  2. Going On