Scotland's Archie Fisher in Concert

Posted by AlanK

Legendary Scottish folk troubadour Archie Fisher makes a rare appearance and brings his songs, stories and the very best of Scottish folk music to the Music in the Gallery concert series. Archie Fisher has been a towering figure in Scottish folk music for almost five decades. His achievements as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer make his place in the annals of folk music secure. He stands as a linchpin figure between that music’s rural past and its largely urban present; between the Celtic and American folk-song traditions, both old and new. He has shown an expertise in marrying rhythm, melody and language which has characterized his songwriting through the years, with many of his songs having entered the contemporary folk-song canon. As a guitarist, Archie, along with Martin Carthy and Davey Graham, was among the earliest steel-string players in British folk music, devising a mix of new tunings and inventive picking that has influenced generations of successors. The range of his talents has led to collaborations with such legendary names as Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem, Silly Wizard, Bert Jansch and Tom Paxton. His songs have been recorded by Stan Rogers, Eva Cassidy, Fairport Convention, and John Renbourn among others.

Join us for this special appearance by Archie Fisher on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street, New Bedford, MA. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Cash bar and a limited menu is available. Ample free parking, open to the general public for this show, is also available. Tickets are $20 in advance online and $25 at the door. Due to the intimate setting for the concert, seating is very limited, so advance purchase is advised which guarantees seating. For ticket purchase, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3050543. For further information about the concerts, write to korolenko8523@charter.net

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