Mike Cooper (Bodhran, Poet)

Mike was born in Bolton and educated in South Africa and Lancaster.  Although we had mutual friends in Lancaster and were there at the same time (in the same pubs and sessions) we never met until Mike moved to Rochdale as a nurse (specialising in the care of the severely disabled). 

Mike has a deep understanding of Lancashire dialect, Irish music and good beer. 

We met Mike in the pub and he is still (figuratively) there. We set up the Brownhill Folk Club together and became involved, as musicians, with his passion, a Norse/Celtic re-enactment society called the MFPS,but known universally as the VIKE! Mike continues to be a valued collaborator.