Village gig for folk star Roy

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THERE’S a rare opportunity to see one of the country’s top folk singers in a small and intimate concert at Holloway’s Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall on Saturday, February 19.

One of the folk world’s finest voices, Roy Bailey has been performing for more than 40 years both in the UK and abroad. He has sung in folk clubs, in arts centres and in front of huge audiences at Sidmouth International Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, the National Festival in Australia and many many more.

His warmth and humour create a unique atmosphere of humanity and comradeship and as Billy Bragg once said of him “(Roy’s voice is) as powerful and as anything I’ve heard by ‘The Clash’”.

Support on the night comes from QuickswiG, consisting of Gwenna Carless, Helen and Chris Boyce and Pete Robinson, all of whom are members of the renowned Fishpond Choir. They perform folk songs in the English tradition with unaccompanied three-part harmony.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Details and tickets are available by calling Dave on 01773 856545.