Fans are chirping along to Wembley song

The Middens lead singer Aaron Duff. Picture by Craig Mcvay
The Middens lead singer Aaron Duff. Picture by Craig Mcvay

Non-league footballers dreaming of a Wembley trip are being serenaded after a 90-year-old song was given a new lease of life.

North Shields FC’s run in the FA Vase, continuing with the semi-final first leg this weekend, has sparked interest from local band The Middens.

The talented teenagers have recorded an up-tempo version of the son The Red, Red Robin, first written by Harry M Woods in 1926.

Copies of the single are available as a free download in a new football/culture magazine Harvest From The Deep, based on North Shields and the Robins.

Any profits from the magazine will go to the club and the cancer campaign, which raises awareness and gives support to people suffering from testicular cancer.

The magazine can be purchased online at or at the second leg semi-final of the FA Vase on March 28.

The name ‘Harvest From The Deep’ is a translation of the Latin phrase which adorns the North Shields FC badge, as well as being the motto on the coat of arms for the old borough of Tynemouth, ‘Messis Ab Altis’.

The phrase is an interpretation of how historically, people have drawn upon the depths of the land and the sea in order to live and survive.

As well as featuring the Middens, the first issue includes an interview with former Blackburn and Aston Villa player Graham Fenton who is the current manager at North Shields FC, a feature on ex Newcastle United striker, David Kelly and iconic goal scorer Malcolm Macdonald.